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Cancelled: Eboracum Roman Festival 2020 – Fri 29 May 2020

Dates: Friday 29 May 2020–Sunday 31 May 2020, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

This event is now cancelled due to government advice around Coronavirus. Please see here for more information.

 

The Eboracum Roman Festival returns on the 29-31 May 2020, to take visitors on an historic journey back more than 2000 years to Roman York.

On 30 and 31 May, six legion armies will invade this ancient city to set up camp in York Museum Gardens. Join the parades as the Roman legionaries march through the streets they once ruled and discover how they established York as a Roman Fortress.

In the Roman Arena, enrol onto the ‘Kids Army’, discover what the fashionable Roman would wear and see the legionaries gather for military displays.

Meet the writers behind the best-selling Roman novels, join guided tours of the city and meet local archaeological groups to uncover a buried city beneath your feet.

In the Yorkshire Museum, see some of Britain’s greatest Roman treasures including the statue of Mars, the Wold Newton Hoard and the head of Constantine and join in with family-friendly activities.

On the 29 May, following a sell-out event in 2019, join us for The John Hampshire Memorial Symposium. Explore recent and exciting archaeological fieldwork, research and community projects with a range of expert speakers from York and beyond.

Full details to come soon!

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Cancelled: York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 31 May 2020

Date: Sunday 31 May 2020, 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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Cancelled: York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 7 Jun 2020

Date: Sunday 7 June 2020, 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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Curator Talk – St Mary’s Abbey Figure of Christ: a new treasure in the Yorkshire Museum’s collection – Tue 9 Jun 2020

Date: Tuesday 9 June 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Our lunchtime talks are ideal for gaining an insight into some of our most interesting artefacts from our archaeology and natural science collections. Talks take place Tuesdays 12.30-1pm and are FREE with admission. There’s no need to book.

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Artwork of the Month Talk – Wed 10 Jun 2020

Date: Wednesday 10 June 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Peter. B. Brown will discuss the Centaur sculptures.

This is an event for the Friends of York Art Gallery

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Cancelled: Transportation and York Castle Gaol – Thu 11 Jun 2020

Date: Thursday 11 June 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join Jessica Whitfield for a walking tour and talk as you discover a brief history of transportation at York Castle Gaol, including an early prison reformer, the children left behind by their mothers, and attempted escape and mutiny.

Included in museum admission.

This event is now cancelled due to government advice around Coronavirus. Please see here for more information.

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Book Club – Sat 13 Jun 2020

Date: Saturday 13 June 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join the book club with a difference. A friendly bunch of people who are passionate about history, museums and books. Come along to any of the sessions for a lively discussion regardless of whether you like or even finished the book!

Included in museum admission. No need to book.

Book:

Affinity by Sarah Waters

Margaret Prior has begun visiting the women’s ward of Millbank prison, Victorian London’s grimmest jail, as part of her charity work. Amongst the murderers and common thieves, she finds herself fascinated by an apparently innocent inmate, the enigmatic spiritualist Selina Dawes.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 14 Jun 2020

Date: Sunday 14 June 2020, 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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Low Sensory Experiences – Sun 21 Jun 2020

Date: Sunday 21 June 2020, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Our Low Sensory Experiences are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter visit to the art gallery.

The gallery provides a tranquil, spacious environment for visitors to explore without the need to worry about extreme light and sound levels, confined spaces, or large crowds. Our building is fully accessible (including the shops, toilets and outside space), and some of our Visitor Experience Team have received training in assisting visitors with additional needs.

There are plenty of areas where you can sit down and relax, and a designated quiet space should you need it. Our Visitor Experience Team will be happy to help with any queries you may have.

Events are free for visitors with autism, dementia, visual impairments or similar issues. Carers and children under 16 will also be admitted for free. Accompanying members of a group will be admitted for £4, and standard admission is £8. There is no need to book ahead.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 21 Jun 2020

Date: Sunday 21 June 2020, 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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