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Events - 14 Dec 19

An Audience with Father Christmas – Sat 14 Dec 2019

An Audience with Father Christmas

Dates: Saturday 14 December 2019–Sunday 15 December 2019, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Every weekend from 16th November – 22nd December with extra week dates including Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th December.

10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm 
Online bookings only for 10:30am, 11:30am and 2:30pm sessions only.

Create unforgettable memories this festive season with York’s favourite Father Christmas. Enjoy a truly enchanting 30 minute experience and capture the moment with a photograph.

“This is definitely a Christmas trip my children will remember as they grow up.”


Child over 3  £8.50 plus museum admission
Universal Credit Child over 3 £4.25
(A child ticket for Father Christmas includes free admission of two parents/carers, but they do need to pay normal admission to York Castle Museum.)
Additional Adult price £8.50 plus museum admission
Additional Adult price Universal £4.25 plus museum admission

Book your tickets here. 

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Natural Paint Making Workshop with Artist Toni Watts – Sat 14 Dec 2019

Natural Paint Making Workshop with Artist Toni Watts

Date: Saturday 14 December 2019, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join artist Toni Watts for this practical workshop where you can learn how to extract pigments from minerals such as azurite or malachite, plants (weld or madder), and obtain ochre from a naturally occurring iron ore. All three processes are different and each offers an insight into the age-old process of making paint.

Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes and be aware that some pigments can stain clothing. Masks, goggles and gloves will be provided.

No experience required.

Please note this is a full day workshop, there will be a lunch break between 1-2pm. Lunch is not provided.

To reserve your place book through Eventbrite. The workshop is free, however, usual Gallery admission does apply on the day.

Age 16+

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