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Events - 20 Jul 19

ONE GIANT LEAP! – Sat 20 Jul 2019

Dates: Saturday 20 July 2019–Sunday 21 July 2019, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the very first man to walk on the moon, as part of the Apollo 11 mission.

Mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing at the Yorkshire Museum with a weekend of activities on July 20 and 21 that are out of this world…

Visit the oldest working observatory in York, learn about the historic Cooke telescope, handle real meteorites, learn about lunar geology and enjoy film screenings throughout the day, including original footage of the Luna Landings.

This family-friendly event invites you to step inside a cosmodome for a truly immersive experience. Follow the stars on a special trail throughout the museum and have a go at Planet Hopscotch, try on our spacesuits, recreate a crater and much more!

The event is included with your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

Please call 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk before your visit for further information.

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Castle, Eye of York and Prisons: A York Past and Present Photography Walk – Sat 20 Jul 2019

Date: Saturday 20 July 2019, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

In collaboration with My Castle Gateway, York Past and Present and York Castle Museum, come and explore the hidden nooks and crannies of the Castle area, the Eye of York and the Prisons, from finding interesting views that tell the story of the development of York, looking at specific evidence of how the area has changed to the Padded Cell in the Female Prison and graffiti carved by convicts bound for Australia, the last time they’d have written their name in the country of their birth.

Bring your camera, your questions and ideas for the how the future of area can develop!

Book your place here and find out more information at www.mycastlegateway.org

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Creativity of Heritage: Debating the Castle and the Eye of York – Sat 20 Jul 2019

Date: Saturday 20 July 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Heritage isn’t fixed, it isn’t just old buildings, it isn’t all about the past – it’s a way of debating what matters to us today and how we value it.

Neil Redfern, Principal Inspector for Historic England in Yorkshire, will explore the heritage of the Castle and Eye of York from all angles.

Neil will share specific histories and stories – whether of the founding of York, the authority of the crown and the Norman Castle, the nascent democracy and protest of Eye of York or the judicial power of Victorian Prison, the Last Drop and the founding of the Castle Museum. However – and in keeping with the tussle over meaning and power that have defined this part of York – we will immediately debate together what they mean to us (their significance) and what might these histories and stories mean for how we see the future of the area?

Book your place and find out more information here at www.mycastlegateway.org

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Drawn to Music: Ryedale Festival Adult Learning – Sat 20 Jul 2019

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Saturday 20 July 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join artist Jake Attree to discover the delights of being inspired by paintings in York Art Gallery’s collection through drawing to music.

No experience of drawing or music required, just enthusiasm!

This event is included in York Art Gallery admission. Click here to book your place.

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