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Events - 15 Dec 19

An Audience with Father Christmas – Sat 14 Dec 2019

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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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 15 Dec 2019

Date: Sunday 15 December 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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Low Sensory Day – Sun 15 Dec 2019

Date: Sunday 15 December 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

We know that our gallery can be loud and busy at times, so at 3pm until we close at 5pm we will put our lights on full and turn off all the sound effects so it’s a less overwhelming environment for our visitors.

If you require any further information about this event, please check out our website, call us on 01904 687687 or email access@ymt.org.uk (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

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