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Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum – Sat 17 Aug 2024

Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum

Date: Saturday 17 August 2024, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum is included in general admission.

 

Ever wanted to visit a Viking?

Run into a Roman?

Follow the footsteps of a Fossil Hunter?

Meet a Medieval Storyteller?

…. A whole host of exciting characters will be dropping into the Yorkshire Museum this year!

This is YOUR invitation to ….

…….. MEET ME AT THE YORKSHIRE!

 

Suitable for all ages.

Short stories and object handling throughout the day. Times will be advertised at the Museum on the day.

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Star Carr Skills Weekend – Sat 17 Aug 2024

Star Carr Skills Weekend

Dates: Saturday 17 August 2024–Sunday 18 August 2024, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August 

10:30-4pm drop-in sessions, times advertised on the day (no booking required) 

 

Ever wondered how you can turn nettles into twine or shale into decorative pendants? Join expert Chris Woodland as he introduces you to Mesolithic craftsmanship using natural materials and learn the skills needed for everyday life at Star Carr.    

 

Chris Woodland is an experimental archaeologist and prehistoric crafts practitioner. Most recently, he has taught prehistoric craft workshops at Creswell Crags and the Kierikki Stone Age Centre in Finland. His workshops are complemented by his academic background in prehistoric archaeology. In-depth research goes into each workshop, tracing the origins of skills and knowledge back to our ancient ancestors.  

 

All activities are free and will take place in the marquee next to the Mesolithic Hut on the main lawn outside the Yorkshire Museum. Participating children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  

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Capture Monet’s Water Lilies in Watercolour (SOLD OUT) – Sat 17 Aug 2024

Capture Monet's Water Lilies in Watercolour (SOLD OUT)

Date: Saturday 17 August 2024, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

17 August

10am-12pm

£20.00 per person

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Join local watercolour artist and stationery designer, Kate Hall, for a special workshop inspired by Monet’s iconic waterlilies. In this beginners’ workshop you will learn to mix, layer and blend colour, embracing the fluid medium of watercolour. Throughout the workshop you will observe live demonstrations and follow step-by-step tutorials, to paint a detailed waterlily set against a beautiful impressionist background.

This workshop will take place on our balcony overlooking our artists’ garden and Monet inspired wildflower meadow (weather permitting – the workshop will move indoors in adverse weather conditions).

All materials will be provided. 

Suitable for those aged 16+ (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times)

This workshop is part of our National Treasures: Monet in York exhibition events programme. Entry to the exhibition and our permanent collections is included in the price.

Find out more about the exhibition here  

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Phineas Fickletickle’s Totally Tremendous Time-Travel Tincture! – Sat 17 Aug 2024

Phineas Fickletickle’s Totally Tremendous Time-Travel Tincture!

Date: Saturday 17 August 2024, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Included in general admission, three performances throughout the day.

 

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Join Phineas Fickletickle with his imaginary enchanted hot air balloon, as he travels round the museum to help his friends get back to their own time period using his collection of magical tinctures. They will visit Medieval, Georgian and Edwardian periods, as well as the 1960s, so there’s plenty to discover and learn. Visitors can follow these promenade performances which will run for 30 minutes at 11 am, 1 pm and 2.30 pm

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Ran Tanner Music – Sun 18 Aug 2024

Ran Tanner Music

Date: Sunday 18 August 2024, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

Included in general admission. Performance times may vary, please check at the museum on the day of your visit.

 

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The Ran Tanners are a pair of roving miscreants who (when not doing hard labour in chokey or dodging the pressgang), play the  traditional music of Georgian and Victorian England using Fiddles, Bagpipes and Squeezeboxes.

Performances will occur throughout the day.

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Wicked Wednesday at York Art Gallery – Wed 21 Aug 2024

Wicked Wednesday at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 21 August 2024, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Wicked Wednesday
Please book a ticket for every child who is attending the session.
Session 1
10.15am – 11am
Session 2
11.30am – 12.15 pm
Suitable for 2 – 8 year olds
Story Craft Theatre will be going on a Wicked Wednesday adventure, and you are all invited!
With the power of imagination, you might find yourselves swinging through a magical garden, jumping over mesmerising mountains or even swimming in a great ocean. All from the comfort of York Art Gallery.
The sessions will include games, singing and an interactive story.
Children must be always accompanied by an adult. Due to space restrictions, a max of 1 adult per booking.
Story Craft Theatre is a children’s theatre company created by Cassie Vallance and Janet-Emily Bruce. After setting up in 2018 they have hosted birthday parties, events and classes throughout the UK. Partnerships have included Castle Howard, National Trust, Rural Arts, Rowntree Park, Theatre 41 and York Theatre Royal.

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Creative Family Wednesdays: Star Carr Special! – Wed 21 Aug 2024

Creative Family Wednesdays: Star Carr Special!

Date: Wednesday 21 August 2024, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

10:30am – 3:30pm, drop in anytime (no booking required)
FREE, included in general admission ticket price.
Join us on Wednesdays during the school holidays for artist run creative workshops inspired by our Star Carr exhibition delivered outdoors in Museum Gardens next to the Mesolithic Hut. Drop in anytime, no need to book.
Suitable for families of all ages, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Phineas Fickletickle’s Totally Tremendous Time-Travel Tincture! – Wed 21 Aug 2024

Phineas Fickletickle’s Totally Tremendous Time-Travel Tincture!

Date: Wednesday 21 August 2024, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Included in general admission, three performances throughout the day.

 

Book tickets for York Castle Museum

Join Phineas Fickletickle with his imaginary enchanted hot air balloon, as he travels round the museum to help his friends get back to their own time period using his collection of magical tinctures. They will visit Medieval, Georgian and Edwardian periods, as well as the 1960s, so there’s plenty to discover and learn. Visitors can follow these promenade performances which will run for 30 minutes at 11 am, 1 pm and 2.30 pm

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Creative Family Thursdays! – Thu 22 Aug 2024

Creative Family Thursdays!

Date: Thursday 22 August 2024, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Drop in anytime, included in general admission tickets.
Artist run creative workshops inspired by our collections and exhibitions. Join us with all the family on Thursdays during the school holidays.
Suitable for families of all ages, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Star Carr Storytelling – Thu 22 Aug 2024

Star Carr Storytelling

Date: Thursday 22 August 2024, 10:30 am - 3:45 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Thursday 22 August 

10:30-11:15am 

11:30am-12:15pm 

2:00-2:45pm 

3:00-3.45pm 

(No booking required, included in general admission) 

 

Join Hoglet’s Theatre Company for an adventure into the prehistoric world of Star Carr in these immersive, outdoor story-telling sessions suitable for all the family. Timed sessions will take place throughout the day next to the Mesolithic Hut.  

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