York Museums Trust

Events - 27 Nov 21

Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour – Sat 27 Nov 2021

Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour

Date: Saturday 27 November 2021, 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Venue: York Castle Museum


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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 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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Queer your Labels! – Sat 27 Nov 2021

Queer your Labels!

Date: Saturday 27 November 2021, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

How can we use our identities and experiences to reveal stories often made invisible? How can we navigate using current LGBTQI terms for historical figures and artists? And what does it even mean to represent your gender identity and expression in an artwork – or its label? Join curator and educator Claire Mead to look at objects in the collection from a queer angle. Come chat about representation and “just gals being pals” in art and museums. And take part in a writing workshop to make your own labels for re-queered artworks!

Claire‘s practice looks at uncovering LGBTQI narratives and women’s histories in museums. She has done so via exhibitions, videos, educational resources and even drag king performance! She has worked with The National Gallery, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, The Museum of London and The Vagina Museum.

This session is open to LGBTQI+ community and Allies. Refreshments will be provided. Please email Sas at Sarah.Yates@ymt.org.uk to book your place.

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