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Events - 19 May 19

Low Sensory Experience – Sun 19 May 2019

Exterior photo of York Castle Museum's 'Women's Prison' building opposite the Eye of York

Date: Sunday 19 May 2019, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Our Low Sensory Experiences are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter visit to our museum.

During the event, we will put our lights on full and turn off all the sound effects so it’s a less overwhelming environment. You’ll still be able to visit all the galleries, but there will be no dark areas and no sudden sounds.

We will still have guides on Kirkgate in Victorian costume and we will still put on the films in the prison gallery, but we can tell you beforehand of what to expect.

There is seating provided around the museum, and a quiet space will be available should you need it.

Our trained guides will be happy to provide guidance during your visit, or please contact us ahead should you have any questions.

We have visual stories available for visitors with autism and their carers – these can be found on our Access page.

The event is free for visitors with autism, dementia, visual impairments or similar issues. Carers and children under 16 will also be admitted for free.

Accompanying members of a group will be admitted for £5, and standard admission is £12. There is no need to book ahead.

If you require any further information about this event, please email enquiries@ymt.org.uk or phone 01904 687687.

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Sold Out: Drawing with Light: Cyanotype Family Workshop with artist Emma Stibbon – Sun 19 May 2019

Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud. Watercolours and Drawings. York Art Gallery. New Exhibition. 29 March - 23 June 2019.

Date: Sunday 19 May 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Please note: this event has now sold out.

Inspired by our Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud exhibition, make magical prints using the sun at this family-friendly workshop.

Cyanotype is a historic photographic process which involves using an iron-based coated paper which is sensitive to UV light, resulting in a beautiful deep Prussian blue image.

At this exciting workshop, explore our Artists Garden and make images in response to the different textures and shapes of your surroundings.

There will be two sessions running from 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm.

This event is included with your gallery admission.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 19 May 2019

Date: Sunday 19 May 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Meet inside the Museum Street gates and gain an insight into one of the most popular gardens in York. The gardens contain a wealth of plant life, botanical specimens and wildlife, as well as the spectacular ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and the Roman Multangular Tower. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the highlights of this truly unique garden.

Tours start at 1pm every Sunday and last approximately one hour.

Free, no need to book.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Sun 19 May 2019

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Sunday 19 May 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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