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Book Club – Sat 14 Sep 2019

Date: Saturday 14 September 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.

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Museum monkeys: Emergency service – Sun 15 Sep 2019

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Date: Sunday 15 September 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Emergency Services

We invite early year explorers to the York Castle Museum to play with the emergency service cars, find the toys that Burglar Bill has stolen and make a burglar mask.

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.

Sessions are now FREE! Museum admission applies for adults. (Free admission for under 5’s) Booking Essential

Get 12 months unlimited access to York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and Yorkshire Museum with a YMT Card.

Sessions run term time only.

Please book sessions using our Eventbrite page, using this link: http://tinyurl.com/oh46tnj

Please Note: If you are unable to attend please cancel your booking to allow others to participate.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 15 Sep 2019

Date: Sunday 15 September 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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Afternoon Tea at Sketch by Origin – Sun 15 Sep 2019

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

Join us on the 15th September 2019 at York Art Gallery to celebrate the closing of the extremely successful ‘Sounds Like Her’ exhibition. We want to do our part to celebrate women, so bring your mothers, daughters, aunties and friends to the most deliciously empowering afternoon tea of the year.

Cava Afternoon Tea £20 per person

Champagne Afternoon Tea £25 per person

£2 per person will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Research

To book please call 07973 509794

or email maria@originyork.co.uk

 

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CURATORS TALK- NEW COLLECTION: THE ANATOMY OF AN AMMONITE – Tue 17 Sep 2019

Date: Tuesday 17 September 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Ammonites. Ancient creatures from the ocean. Ever wondered why are they build the way they are? 

Join us in a curators talks on this very topic! 

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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Curator’s Choice- The Triumph of Pan – Wed 18 Sep 2019

Date: Wednesday 18 September 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Nina Cahill McCrindle Curatorial Fellow of Paintings 1600 – 1800

Nicolas Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan is one of the National Gallery’s most significant works and will be the centrepiece of a new exhibition at York Art Gallery this summer.

The work depicts a mythical celebration of nymphs and satyrs revelling before a statue of Pam, the god of woods and fields. Curatorial Fellow of Paintings 1600-1800 Nina Cahill will be joining us from the National Gallery to discuss the painting and answer questions afterwards.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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museum baby: Romans – Fri 20 Sep 2019

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Date: Friday 20 September 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Romans

We invite babies (under two years old) to the Yorkshire Museum to make a Roman arch way and dress up as a Roman Solider.

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!

Sessions are now FREE! Museum admission applies for adults. (Free admission for under 5’s) Booking Essential

Get 12 months unlimited access to York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and Yorkshire Museum with a YMT Card.

Sessions run term time only.

Please book sessions using our Eventbrite page, using this link: http://tinyurl.com/oh46tnj

Please Note: If you are unable to attend please cancel your booking to allow others to participate.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 22 Sep 2019

Date: Sunday 22 September 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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Museum monkeys: mills – Thu 26 Sep 2019

Cartoon monkey face on orange background

Date: Thursday 26 September 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Mills 

We invite early year explorers to the York Castle Museum to make the water wheel turn, play with flour to make gloop and make a wind mill.

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.

Sessions are now FREE! Museum admission applies for adults. (Free admission for under 5’s) Booking Essential

Get 12 months unlimited access to York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and Yorkshire Museum with a YMT Card.

Sessions run term time only.

Please book sessions using our Eventbrite page, using this link: http://tinyurl.com/oh46tnj

Please Note: If you are unable to attend please cancel your booking to allow others to participate.

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museum baby: minibeasts & gardens – Fri 27 Sep 2019

Cartoon monkey face on orange background

Date: Friday 27 September 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Minibeasts & Gardens

We invite babies (under two years old) to the Yorkshire Museum to find the minibeasts in the sand and help the squirrel find the acorns.

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!

Sessions are now FREE! Museum admission applies for adults. (Free admission for under 5’s) Booking Essential

Get 12 months unlimited access to York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and Yorkshire Museum with a YMT Card.

Sessions run term time only.

Please book sessions using our Eventbrite page, using this link: http://tinyurl.com/oh46tnj

Please Note: If you are unable to attend please cancel your booking to allow others to participate.

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