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Young Astronomers Club at York Observatory – 4 week course – Sat 30 Nov 2019

Date: Saturday 30 November 2019, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: York Observatory

Nov 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th 2019

A series of Saturday sessions for 7 – 11 year olds interested in Space. Join our experienced learning staff inside the observatory for an introduction to the earth and beyond; including York’s oldest working telescope, the planets of our solar system and constellations of the northern night sky. Sessions include hands on experiments, demonstrations and make and takes that are out of this world!

Young Astronomers Club.

York Observatory, Museum Gardens

November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Please congregate outside York Observatory for 3pm and arrive promptly to collect again at 4:30pm.

£38.00 for all four dates.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 1 Dec 2019

Date: Sunday 1 December 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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Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Day – Fri 6 Dec 2019

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

Date: Friday 6 December 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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Book Club – Sat 7 Dec 2019

Date: Saturday 7 December 2019, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire 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 list:

Collected Ghost Stories (Wordsworth Edition) by M.R.James

What could be better than ghost stories in the depths of winter? M.R. James, probably the finest ghost story writer England has ever produced, instils a satisfying sense of unease through classic tales such as ‘Oh,Whistle and I’ll come to you, my lad’,‘The Tractate Middoth’ and ‘Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook’

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 8 Dec 2019

Date: Sunday 8 December 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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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 15 Dec 2019

Date: Sunday 15 December 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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Low Sensory Day – Sun 15 Dec 2019

Date: Sunday 15 December 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

We know that our gallery can be loud and busy at times, so at 3pm until we close at 5pm we will put our lights on full and turn off all the sound effects so it’s a less overwhelming environment for our visitors.

If you require any further information about this event, please check out our website, call us on 01904 687687 or email access@ymt.org.uk (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 22 Dec 2019

Date: Sunday 22 December 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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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 29 Dec 2019

Date: Sunday 29 December 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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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 5 Jan 2020

Date: Sunday 5 January 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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