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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 23 Feb 2020

Date: Sunday 23 February 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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Artwork of the Month – Wed 26 Feb 2020

Date: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join Ifran William for a talk about ‘Turner – A Squall at Sea of A Storm’.

This event is for the Friends of York Art Gallery.

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Meet Dick Turpin! – Sat 29 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 29 February 2020–Sunday 1 March 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Highwayman Dick Turpin, was held in the prison buildings which now house York Castle Museum for the last six months of his life, and would have spent his last few hours alive in the Condemned Cell. Although known as a highwayman and a robber, he was sentenced to death for horse stealing and was hanged at York’s Knavesmire. On certain weekends throughout February and March; Turpin, alias actor Gary Goldthorpe, will be in the spooky cell telling families about his exploits.

Timings for each day are: 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
No need to book, just drop-in.
Admission applies.

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Monsters in the Making… – Sat 29 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 29 February 2020–Sunday 1 March 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

There’s a mini monster! Where? There! WHERE? In the artist garden….

This activity offers the excitement of discovering a monster hidden in the Artist Garden, and the opportunity to create your own individual narratives and a 3D friend for your found monster. Be encouraged to develop stories and make your own clay creation back in the Learning Studio. Where did you spot your monster? Did you take a photo of them? What do they look like? What do they like to eat? Is your Monster good at art? Is that why they were in the artist garden or perhaps they like to sit and look at the shapes in clouds/a day dreamer? Free family friendly drop in work shop.

Timings are 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

All material included. Gallery admission applies.

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Vikings Sword & Drill – Sat 29 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 29 February 2020–Sunday 1 March 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Be put through your paces with our resident Viking as you take part in our Viking Sword and Drill sessions!

Timings are 11am – 1pm  & 2pm – 4pm

Included in museum admission. No need to book.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 1 Mar 2020

Date: Sunday 1 March 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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Rat Catcher – Sat 7 Mar 2020

Dates: Saturday 7 March 2020–Sunday 8 March 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

The streets of Kirkgate need your help! Overrun with rats, the Mayor has employed Jim Snatch to rid the streets of them. Jim has been a rat catcher since he was a boy. It is a highly skilled trade not for the faint hearted; a profession that needs much learning and courage.

Join him on Kirkgate to take up the challenge of mastering these most cunning creatures and become a rat catcher yourself!

Timings are 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Included in admission, no need to book.

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Whacky and Wonderful – Sat 7 Mar 2020

Dates: Saturday 7 March 2020–Sunday 8 March 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Create whacky and wonderful textured creations using air drying clay and combinations of everyday materials in this family friendly workshop inspired by Gillian Lowndes. One of the most unusual things about Gillian Lowndes work is the different materials she uses. She called herself a “materials-driven artist” and she experimented with lots of new techniques and ways of working with clay, often including other types of materials and ‘found’ objects in her work. Why not come along and be inspired!

Timings are 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Free family friendly drop in work shop. All material included. Gallery admission applies.

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Book Club – Sat 7 Mar 2020

Date: Saturday 7 March 2020, 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:

Frankisstein by Jeannette Winterson

In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor falls in love with Victor Stein, an academic leading the public debate around AI. But the scene is set in 1816, as Mary Shelley writes about the creation of a non-biological life-form.‘Beware,for I am fearless and therefore powerful…’

 

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 8 Mar 2020

Date: Sunday 8 March 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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