York Museums Trust

Events - 10 Aug 23

Summer Fun at the Yorkshire Museum! – Fri 14 Jul 2023

Summer Fun at the Yorkshire Museum!

Dates: Friday 14 July 2023–Wednesday 20 September 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Join us for family friendly fun at the Yorkshire Museum all summer long!

Meet fossil hunter Mary Anning, follow our Jurassic Trail, and join Creative Family Wednesdays!

All events included in general admission.

Learn more about these activities here!

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Summer of Fun at York Castle Museum – Wed 26 Jul 2023

Summer of Fun at York Castle Museum

Dates: Wednesday 26 July 2023–Sunday 3 September 2023, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

Head to York Castle Museum this summer to explore over 400 years of York’s history!

Travel back in time to our famous Victorian Street, Kirkgate, and soak up the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian York. Then explore our original prison cells that once held the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin!

The popular outdoor Playbox, run by Playful Anywhere, will be BACK at the museum this August. Full of fun indoor and outdoor activities there’s something for everyone to enjoy – whatever the weather! Visitors can also enjoy NEW and exciting ‘imagination’ stations and watch fun cooking demonstrations in the Castle Kitchen! Find out more about each of these activities here.

New for Summer 2023 visit our latest exhibition ‘Celebrating York’s Gypsy and Traveller Heritage’, developed in partnership with York Travellers Trust. Through photography and historical information, learn about their important connections to the city, and then enjoy its activity space where you can create your very own beautiful paper flower.

All activities are included in general admission to York Castle Museum. Please note the Playbox will be open everyday in August from 11am-3pm.

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Creative Family Thursdays! – Thu 10 Aug 2023

Creative Family Thursdays!

Date: Thursday 10 August 2023, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Creative Family Thursdays at York Art Gallery

10am – 4pm, drop in (no booking required)


Inspired by Bloom exhibition, Free drop-in crafts for all the family.  


Suitable for families of all ages, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Beatrice Lee Knowles is an artist based in South Yorkshire. She designs and delivers creative workshops and experiences for young people, families and communities. 


Events will run as follows:

10 August, 17 August, 24 August, 31 August 2023

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Dr. Anjana Khatwa: The Missing: Embracing equitable engagement for science and nature. – Thu 10 Aug 2023

Dr. Anjana Khatwa: The Missing: Embracing equitable engagement for science and nature.

Date: Thursday 10 August 2023, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Thursday 10 August, 4:30pm-5:30pm, ONLINE

With Dr Anjana Khatwa

Imagine filling out a bingo card of famous TV presenters, authors and scientists who have contributed to our understanding of our natural world. David Attenbrorough – check. Chris Packham – check. Charles Darwin – check. All worthy, all notable but there is a significant part of society that is always missing from this list when I run this exercise in my work, people who have Black and Brown skin. This is not through a disinterest in nature for Black and Brown communities have enduring relationships with the natural environment that can be traced back for thousands of years. Could the missing faces be due to other factors? Join me to discover why this is and how diversity in nature and science matters not just for representation, but for the survival of our planet itself.

The talk will be available to watch on Facebook and YouTube.

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