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BOTANICAL DRAWING AND PAINTING – Sat 28 Sep 2019

Date: Saturday 28 September 2019, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

The course will be taught by step by introduction to botanical drawing and painting. Students will receive personalised guidance from a friendly tutor, all within a supportive environment.

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 futher information or visit our website.

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Botanical Drawing and Painting – Sat 28 Sep 2019

Date: Saturday 28 September 2019, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

The course will be taught by step by introduction to botanical drawing and painting. Students will
receive personalised guidance from a friendly tutor, all within a supportive environment.

£38 per person, includes museum admission. For more information please visit www.yortime.org.uk, phone 01904 552806 or email york.learning@york.gov.uk

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 29 Sep 2019

Date: Sunday 29 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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CURATORS TALK- NEW TREASURES FROM THE MEDIEVAL GALLERY – Tue 1 Oct 2019

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

This lunchtime talk is ideal for gaining an insight into some of the most interesting treasures from our medieval gallery and their history.   

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.

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Museum monkeys: castles – Thu 3 Oct 2019

Cartoon monkey face on orange background

Date: Thursday 3 October 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Castles 

We invite early year explorers to the York Castle Museum to build a castle, dress as a knight and make a shield.

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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Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Day – Fri 4 Oct 2019

Date: Friday 4 October 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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museum baby: Prehistory – Fri 4 Oct 2019

Cartoon monkey face on orange background

Date: Friday 4 October 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Prehistory

We invite babies (under two years old) to the Yorkshire Museum to make a prehistoric cave painting, dress up as cave people, and hunt the wild animals.

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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Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Day – Fri 4 Oct 2019

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

Date: Friday 4 October 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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WILDLIFE DRAWING – Sat 5 Oct 2019

Date: Saturday 5 October 2019, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

The course will be taught by step-by-step instruction, demonstration and discussion.

You will be working primarily from photographic resources, although we are hoping to have some examples of taxidermy to work from on the day. 

Please bring: a pencil, rubber, a few pieces of A3 cartridge paper, and a few different sizes of fine liners.  You may also wish to bring a packed lunch as lunch is not included.  Tea and coffee will be supplied for a small donation.

This course is £38 which includes your museum admission. Booking are available through York learning at the end of June or call them at 01904 552806

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

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Wildlife Drawing – Sat 5 Oct 2019

Date: Saturday 5 October 2019, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

You will be working primarily from photographic resources, although we are hoping to have some examples of taxidermy to work from on the day. The course will be taught by step-by-step instruction, demonstration and discussion.

Please bring: a pencil, rubber, a few pieces of A3 cartridge paper, and a few different sizes of fine
liners. You may also wish to bring a packed lunch as lunch is not included. Tea and coffee will be supplied for a small donation.

£38 per person, includes museum admission. For more information please visit www.yortime.org.uk, phone 01904 552806 or email york.learning@york.gov.uk

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