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Events - 8 Feb 20

Viking Play Area – Sat 1 Feb 2020

Baby playing with rattle

Dates: Saturday 1 February 2020–Sunday 29 March 2020, 12:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Discover our Medieval York: Capital of the North Gallery and investigate our Museum Monkeys Under 5s play area to discover Viking themed toys & books.

Included in museum admission. No need to book.

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Viking Trail – Sat 1 Feb 2020

A young girl and woman look at the York Helmet on display

Dates: Saturday 1 February 2020–Sunday 29 March 2020, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Take a trail around the museum and see if you can spot our seven Viking characters to find the missing letters that spell a special Viking word.

Hand it in to our Visitor Experience team for a little chocolate treat and to enter our prize draw to win a Viking game!

50p per trail, no need to book.

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Wedding Open Day – Sat 8 Feb 2020

Medieval-style hall building with wedding couple stood outside

Date: Saturday 8 February 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: The Hospitium

Recently engaged and looking for a unique city centre venue? We are opening our doors to give you the chance to see our beautiful wedding venue in all its glory!

No need to book, just come on by and our team will be on hand to discuss your dream day. If you would prefer, you can also book an appointment for a guided tour and dedicated time to chat to one of our team. To book, email yorkvenues@ymt.org.uk or call 01904 687671!

We look forward to meeting you all!

Free event, open to all.
Find out more about Weddings at the Hospitium here.

 

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Meet Dick Turpin! – Sat 8 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 8 February 2020–Sunday 9 February 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Highwayman Dick Turpin, was held in the prison buildings which now house York Castle Museum for the last six months of his life, and would have spent his last few hours alive in the Condemned Cell. Although known as a highwayman and a robber, he was sentenced to death for horse stealing and was hanged at York’s Knavesmire. On certain weekends throughout February and March; Turpin, alias actor Gary Goldthorpe, will be in the spooky cell telling families about his exploits.

Timings for each day are: 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
No need to book, just drop-in.
Admission applies.

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Vikings Sword & Drill – Sat 8 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 8 February 2020–Sunday 9 February 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Be put through your paces with our resident Viking as you take part in our Viking Sword and Drill sessions!

Timings are 11am – 1pm  & 2pm – 4pm

Included in museum admission. No need to book.

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