York Museums Trust

Events - 19 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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Meet Mary Anning! – Sat 19 Aug 2023

Meet Mary Anning!

Date: Saturday 19 August 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Meet Mary Anning!
Included in general admission
Every Friday & Saturday in York School holidays (28 July – 2 September 2023)

Meet Mary Anning at the Yorkshire Museum every Friday and Saturday during the York school holidays! Explore our new display, listen to Anning’s inspiring stories and have the opportunity to ask her any questions about her incredible discoveries.

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Museum Garden Life Drawing – Sat 19 Aug 2023

Museum Garden Life Drawing

Date: Saturday 19 August 2023, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Museum Garden Life Drawing with artist Jade Blood

19 August 2023, 1pm – 3pm
£15 per person, booking required 

Book tickets here


Join Jade Blood for a life drawing class in the museum gardens. Models will take inspiration from art works in the Bloom show, they will replicate poses from paintings and wear naturally dyed garments made for Jades installation. You will be able to try some natural inks and colours made from plants in the garden. 

All materials provided. 


This workshop is part of our ‘Bloom’ exhibition events programme. 


Workshop suitable for ages 16+ (Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)


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