York Museums Trust

Events - 1 Nov 23

Season of Drawing – Drawing Studio – Fri 27 Oct 2023

Season of Drawing - Drawing Studio

Dates: Friday 27 October 2023–Sunday 21 April 2024, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Open throughout Season of Drawing for self-led activity

Our drawing studio at York Art Gallery is a welcoming space for people to create, learn, and share their artwork. It is a space for people of all ages and skill levels to be inspired by our Season of Drawing exhibitions and have a go at drawing! You can try sketching your surroundings, drawing from reference photos or still-life objects, or experimenting with different mediums such as pencils, markers, or paints.

You can expect a range of drawing materials, equipment and prompts to help boost your creativity. Twice a month we will be joined by experienced drawing artists who will offer guidance, support and super fun ways to get involved. For more info on these activities look at the YAG events page.

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Family Friendly Spooky Storytelling – Wed 1 Nov 2023

Family Friendly Spooky Storytelling

Date: Wednesday 1 November 2023, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

Storytelling will start at approx. 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm 

Ticket Info: No need to book!

Join on the day and included in entry ticket  

Event description:  

Join us for a family friendly spooky storytelling in our spooky cells  

Gather round as local storyteller tells tales of ghosts and ghouls, all in the Castle Museum Cells. Learn about the history of the cell and the people who were once held there, while also getting into the spooky spirit of the holiday. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience that’s sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike! 

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Creative Family Wednesday – Wed 1 Nov 2023

Creative Family Wednesday

Date: Wednesday 1 November 2023, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Wednesday 1st November  

Drop in anytime 10 am – 4 pm 

Included in museum entry fee


Get creative with hands-on activities inspired by our collections and exhibitions with the help of artist Bea. 

Perfect for families of all ages.  

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  

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Wicked Wednesday! – Wed 1 Nov 2023

Wicked Wednesday!

Date: Wednesday 1 November 2023, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Wicked Wednesday at York Art Gallery

1 November 2023

11am – 12pm, £7 per child, booking required

Suitable for 1 – 5 year olds 

Please book a ticket for every child who is attending the session.

Book tickets here

Story Craft Theatre will be going on a Wicked Wednesday adventure, and you are all invited!  

With the power of imagination, you might find yourselves swinging through a magical garden, jumping over mesmerising mountains or even swimming in a great ocean. All from the comfort of York Art Gallery.  

The sessions will include games, singing and an interactive story.  

Children must be always accompanied by an adult. Due to space restrictions, a max of 1 adult per booking.  


Story Craft Theatre is a children’s theatre company created by Cassie Vallance and Janet-Emily Bruce. After setting up in 2018 they have hosted birthday parties, events and classes throughout the UK. Partnerships have included Castle Howard, National Trust, Rural Arts, Rowntree Park, Theatre 41 and York Theatre Royal. 

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Haunted Halloween Tour – ADULTS ONLY (SOLD OUT) – Wed 1 Nov 2023

Haunted Halloween Tour - ADULTS ONLY (SOLD OUT)

Date: Wednesday 1 November 2023, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Haunted Halloween Tour – Adult ONLY (SOLD OUT)
31 October and 1 November
6 pm – 7.30 pm
£15 per ticket – Book Now
York Castle Museum 

For those thrill-seeking adults, enter York Castle Museum’s prison if you dare, for an afterhours spooktacular tour on All Hallows Eve. Visitors can step back in time with the York Castle Prison Gaoler after the lights go out for a Haunted Halloween Tour. The Gaoler will tell the story of the dark side of the prison’s history along with tales of the paranormal experienced by staff in recent years. Pre-booking essential.  

Please note this deals with some themes that visitors may find distressing.


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