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Events - 29 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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Meet Dick Turpin! – Sat 29 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 29 February 2020–Sunday 1 March 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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Monsters in the Making… – Sat 29 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 29 February 2020–Sunday 1 March 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

There’s a mini monster! Where? There! WHERE? In the artist garden….

This activity offers the excitement of discovering a monster hidden in the Artist Garden, and the opportunity to create your own individual narratives and a 3D friend for your found monster. Be encouraged to develop stories and make your own clay creation back in the Learning Studio. Where did you spot your monster? Did you take a photo of them? What do they look like? What do they like to eat? Is your Monster good at art? Is that why they were in the artist garden or perhaps they like to sit and look at the shapes in clouds/a day dreamer? Free family friendly drop in work shop.

Timings are 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

All material included. Gallery admission applies.

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Vikings Sword & Drill – Sat 29 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 29 February 2020–Sunday 1 March 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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