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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Wed 26 Jun 2019

A person placing their gloved hand on a highly decorated clock.

Date: Wednesday 26 June 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us for this talk on the Automaton Clock, an extravagant clock featuring moving figures and sound.

In this talk, we’ll discuss this fascinating clock and what we know about its history. Afterwards, we’ll activate the clock so you can see its many decorations brought to life.

The talk starts at 2pm, will last between 5-10 minutes and is included with your gallery admission. For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

In the meantime, why not see some of the other fascinating objects in our collection?

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Early Years Explorers (two – five years old) – Thu 27 Jun 2019

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Thursday 27 June 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Activities for children aged two to five years old which include songs, stories, games and craft activities. Sessions are based on familiar preschool play areas, which are enhanced to help children learn about the museum’ collections and exhibitions through play. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum.

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Curator’s Choice – Thu 27 Jun 2019

A woman placing her white-gloved hands on two mannequins. The mannequins are wearing old-fashioned women's clothing.

Date: Thursday 27 June 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join us as our curators share their research about objects from the extensive York Castle Museum collections, revealing ‘stories from our stores’ – some familiar, some untold, and some unexpected.

This talk lasts around 20 minutes and is followed by an opportunity for questions.

It’s free with your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Thu 27 Jun 2019

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Thursday 27 June 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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Museum Baby (under two years old) – Fri 28 Jun 2019

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Friday 28 June 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Art Gallery

Special baby sessions linked to exhibitions, including songs and sensory activities for babies and their carers. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the early years Curriculum. A perfect introduction to museums!

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Fri 28 Jun 2019

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Friday 28 June 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Sat 29 Jun 2019

A person placing their gloved hand on a highly decorated clock.

Date: Saturday 29 June 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us for this talk on the Automaton Clock, an extravagant clock featuring moving figures and sound.

In this talk, we’ll discuss this fascinating clock and what we know about its history. Afterwards, we’ll activate the clock so you can see its many decorations brought to life.

The talk starts at 2pm, will last between 5-10 minutes and is included with your gallery admission. For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

In the meantime, why not see some of the other fascinating objects in our collection?

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 30 Jun 2019

Date: Sunday 30 June 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Meet inside the Museum Street gates and gain an insight into one of the most popular gardens in York. The gardens contain a wealth of plant life, botanical specimens and wildlife, as well as the spectacular ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and the Roman Multangular Tower. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the highlights of this truly unique garden.

Tours start at 1pm every Sunday and last approximately one hour.

Free, no need to book.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Sun 30 Jun 2019

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Sunday 30 June 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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York Museum Gardens Forest School – Tue 2 Jul 2019

Forrest School Logo

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2019, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: York Museum Gardens

The outdoors can be a magical adventure for our little explorers and here at York Museums Trust we are excited to launch our York Museum Gardens Forest School. Children will be led through stories and adventures by our experienced Forest School qualified leader. Come along and join in our foraging, building, exploring and nature tracking activities that are designed to develop your little ones skills through fun and adventure. Find out more here.

Six weekly sessions lasting two hours, aimed towards children aged 2 – 5 years old.

Each session is £10, book via Eventbrite.

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