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Events - 15 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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Catnapped – Sat 15 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 15 February 2020–Sunday 23 February 2020, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

A Victorian feline thief is on the loose at York Castle Museum this February half term and the police need your help to put the hoodlum behind bars!

The thief has struck on the Victorian street Kirkgate, stealing the defenceless moggy – which belongs to the Lord Mayor – with no apparent motive.

We need visitors to become ‘young detectives’ and help police to return the cat to its owner and catch the thief!

Included in admission. No need to book.

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Viking Rune Making – Sat 15 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 15 February 2020–Sunday 23 February 2020, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

The Vikings had their own system of writing called Runes. Join us this half term as we celebrate the Viking Festival with Rune Making. Learn the Runic Alphabet; it’s as easy as A, B, C! Choose your stones and write your name or make a simple message for a friend.

Pick up a hessian drawstring bag on the way out to take them home and keep them safe.

Museum admission applies. £1.50 charge. No need to book.

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Viking Voyages – Sat 15 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 15 February 2020–Sunday 23 February 2020, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Imagine travelling back 1000 years in time to experience Viking life first hand in this interactive storytelling journey. Act out a saga of a perilous voyage to Jorvik wearing Viking costumes and role play setting sail in a longboat for a new life.

Included in museum admission. No need to book.

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Prop Making, Characters from the Snail and the Whale – Sat 15 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 15 February 2020–Sunday 16 February 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our prop making workshops where we will be inspired by characters from the Snail and the Whale. Why not come back during the week with your hand made prop to play the part of one of the characters in our interactive storytelling sessions held Monday to Friday. Enjoy our week day storytelling sessions based on the Snail and the Whale surrounded by our Coast to Coast sea images! Perfect for snails with itchy feet! Free family friendly drop in work shop. All material included. Gallery admission applies.

11am-1pm and 2-4pm both days!

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Vikings Sword & Drill – Sat 15 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 15 February 2020–Sunday 16 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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Book Club – Sat 15 Feb 2020

Date: Saturday 15 February 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join the book club with a difference. A friendly bunch of people who are passionate about history, museums and books. Come along to any of the sessions for a lively discussion regardless of whether you like or even finished the book!

Included in museum admission. No need to book.

Book: Slow Down, Arthur, Stick to Thirty by Harland Miller

1980: Billy ‘Kid’ Glover is seeing things in triplicate and the doc prescribes a rest cure. When he returns to Yorkshire, ‘Vienna’ is on the radio and, although subtle, there have been some changes. The seventies have given way to a new decade and the young folk of the old town are up for a change..

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