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Spotlight Talk – Thu 18 Jul 2019

York Castle Museum exterior

Date: Thursday 18 July 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:10 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Find out more about objects on display at York Castle Museum through this programme of short, focused talks.

Join members of our curatorial team as they explore some of the stories York Castle Museum has to share.

This talk is frewith your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

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ONE GIANT LEAP!- SAT 20 JUL 2019 – Sat 20 Jul 2019

Dates: Saturday 20 July 2019–Sunday 21 July 2019, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landings with a cosmodorm, film screenings, activities, talks and more, this weekend, at the Yorkshire Museum and York Observatory.

The event is included with your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

Please call 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk before your visit for the further information.

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Drawn to Music: Ryedale Festival Adult Learning – Sat 20 Jul 2019

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Saturday 20 July 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join artist Jake Attree to discover the delights of being inspired by paintings in York Art Gallery’s collection through drawing to music.

No experience of drawing or music required, just enthusiasm!

This event is included in York Art Gallery admission. Click here to book your place.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 21 Jul 2019

Date: Sunday 21 July 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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THE FIFTY SIX MILLION YEAR SUMMER ACTIVITIES- TUE 23 JUL 2019 – Tue 23 Jul 2019

Dates: Tuesday 23 July 2019–Sunday 1 September 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Want to travel back in time to feel what earth is like millions of years ago?

From Deep Oceans through Dinosaur Country to Coral Seas where ancient species of fish lived. Join us over the summer as we create three very different environments filled with the variety of Jurassic Life forms that would have inhabited them.

This talk is included with your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

Please call 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk before your visit for the further information or visit our website.

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MONUMENTS TO MODERN SCULPTURE- THURS 25 JULY 2019 – Thu 25 Jul 2019

Date: Thursday 25 July 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Accompany David Sweets on a walking tour of the Artist Garden, exploring the large scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Lyons. The tour will include a commentary on each of the works, followed by an informal conversation between David Sweet, artist, writer and friend of Michael Lyons and the show’s Curator, Rebecca Gee.

The walking tour starts 2:00 pm – 3 pm on Thursday 25 July and it is free with the general admission. There is no need to book.

For further information, please ask the admission. on the day of your visit.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 28 Jul 2019

Date: Sunday 28 July 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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PAS FINDS DAY- FRI 2 AUG 2019 – Fri 2 Aug 2019

Date: Friday 2 August 2019, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Curious of how old your items truly are? Have you found an archaeological object that you would like to find out more about?

If so, bring your finds for identification and have them recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme if they are more than 300 years old.

This is included with your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

Please call 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk before your visit for the latest information or visit our website.

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Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Day – Fri 2 Aug 2019

Lots of historical coins displayed on a surface, with some on top of others.

Date: Friday 2 August 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Have you found an archaeological object that you would like to find out more about?

If so then bring your finds for identification and have them recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme if they are more than 300 years old.

This event is included in museum admission. No need to book.

*Events may be subject to change or cancellation at short notice*

Please note that we cannot give advice on items for sale or provide valuations. We also cannot authenticate objects.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 4 Aug 2019

Date: Sunday 4 August 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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