York Museums Trust

Events - 25 Sep 21

Queering Workshop with Community Curator Stephen Welsh, author of the article; The Hypermasculine Museum. – Sat 25 Sep 2021

Queering Workshop with Community Curator Stephen Welsh, author of the article; The Hypermasculine Museum.

Date: Saturday 25 September 2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery

Saturday 25th September

10am – 1pm

Refreshments will be provided.

Having an understanding of how collecting institutions, and their associated spaces have historically promoted heteronormativity and heterosexism is vital to have in any Queering project. Providing this analytical framework ensures that the process of Queering can address residual forms of prejudice and potentially have greater organisational impact beyond just collections. It is important that members of the LGBTQI+ Community and Allies take part to facilitate a growth in dialogue, learning, and solidarity between all those who will eventually have responsibility for the reinterpretation of collections and spaces.

If you are from the LGBTQI+ Community or an Allie, we encourage you to join us in this workshop. There will be a short presentation about Stephen’s Queering practice, before participants break into groups to identify, investigate and invert how heteronormativity is projected in a preselected artwork from the Gallery’s collection.

As places are limited, please contact Sas (Yates) Greenwood at Sarah.Yates@ymt.org.uk to book your place.

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Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour – Sat 25 Sep 2021

Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour

Date: Saturday 25 September 2021, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Saturdays in September and October
10:30am

Book tickets here.


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 please purchase an additional museum admission ticket. 
  • 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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