York Museums Trust

Events - 23 Oct 21

Ghosts in the Gardens – Fri 22 Oct 2021

Ghosts in the Gardens

Dates: Friday 22 October 2021–Sunday 7 November 2021, All Day

Until 7 November 2021 / Open Daily 10:30-18:00

A stroll through Museum Gardens has been given a Halloween twist with ghostly shadows among the planting providing atmosphere and intrigue. Who lurks in the bushes? Dare you find out?!

Tag us in your photos to be shared on our Instagram feed – @yorkmuseumgardens

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Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour – Sat 23 Oct 2021

Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour

Date: Saturday 23 October 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Saturdays in September and October

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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Our Voices – Sat 23 Oct 2021

Our Voices

Date: Saturday 23 October 2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Our Voices
Saturday 23rd October 2021
York Art Gallery

Part of the beauty of a gallery collection, lies in its ability to be read by more than one gaze and unlock more than one story. Join us at York Art Gallery for the Our Voices workshop, where we will queer the gallery space through hearing, encouraging and telling as many LGBTQI+ stories as possible.

As part of our Queering project, we have an ambition to produce new labels, written by the LGBTQI+ Community and Allies, alongside objects chosen by participants from our permanent collection. Becky Gee, Curator of Fine Art and Sas Greenwood, Creative Learning Producer, will be on hand to guide participants through a “look behind the scenes” in our store, take in a tour of the Burton Gallery, ending in a session focussing on label creation. No experience is necessary. All that we ask is that you bring your voice, your lived experience and your gaze to reflect on gender and sexuality in response to our collections.

This session is open to the LGBTQI+ Community and Allies. Refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Sas via email Sarah.Yates@ymt.org.uk to book your place.


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