York Museums Trust

Events - 21 Aug 21

Doctored Portraits – Thu 19 Aug 2021

Doctored Portraits

Dates: Thursday 19 August 2021–Saturday 21 August 2021, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Doctored Portraits is a workshop series to create a collage of altered works of art that will hang alongside the famous royal portrait as part of the Richard III: Coming Home exhibition. The work will explore representations of disabled people in art. The workshop is open to all abilities – no previous experience needed! Just the enthusiasm to challenge negative perceptions of disability.

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Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour – Sat 21 Aug 2021

Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour

Date: Saturday 21 August 2021, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Saturdays in August
10:30am

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Visit one of York’s most memorable experiences in this guided tour of our recreated Victorian street. The 1 hour tour will reveal the fascinating history of the street, the stories behind the authentic shops and real Victorian York businesses which traded everything from chocolate to weird and wonderful medicines to treat every ailment. Your tour guide will be there to answer any questions and point out the hidden history around every corner!

Please note:

  • Both the York Castle Prison and Kirkgate Victorian Street tours are guided tours with our Visitor Experience team.
  • Your tour ticket is for that gallery only and does not admit you to the rest of the museum.
  • ​If you wish to explore the rest of the museum galleries on the day of your tour a ticket can be purchased at the admissions desk at a reduced 50% rate.
  • Your tour ticket is valid for that day only and does not provide free entry for the following 12 month period
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour start time to be checked in.
  • Tickets are required for all tour attendees.

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Plate it up! – Family Friendly – Sat 21 Aug 2021

Plate it up! - Family Friendly

Date: Saturday 21 August 2021, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

After months of turbulence our brains are overflowing. Worry, grief, anger, hopes, dreams – let’s get it all out and plate it up in this fun, family activity!

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Plate it up! – Adults Only – Sat 21 Aug 2021

Plate it up! - Adults Only

Date: Saturday 21 August 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join North Yorkshire artist Anna Whitehouse to create your own personalised ceramic plate, inspired by our Grayson Perry exhibition.

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