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Easter Trail – Mon 29 Apr 2019

Colourful banner with cartoon Victorian lady and dinosaurs

Date: Monday 29 April 2019, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Can you solve all the clues in our special Easter Trail?

From 9-29 April, complete the trail and you could be in with a chance to win a special chocolate egg!

The Easter Trail costs 50p and museum admission applies. There’s no need to book.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Mon 29 Apr 2019

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Monday 29 April 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Tue 30 Apr 2019

Exterior photo of York Castle Museum's 'Women's Prison' building opposite the Eye of York

Date: Tuesday 30 April 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday for a free talk from 12pm. The subject will vary but will relate to one of the displays in the museum.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Please note that as these talks are volunteer-led, we cannot guarantee that they will always take place. Please ring ahead on 01904 687687 or check with our Welcome Team on arrival in case of cancellation.

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Curator’s Talk: The Secret Life of Corals – Tue 30 Apr 2019

A man looking at a display case of sea creature fossils.

Date: Tuesday 30 April 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 artefacts from our collection.

This talk is included with your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

Please note that we may have to change the date or title of this talk – please call 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk before your visit for the latest information.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Tue 30 Apr 2019

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Tuesday 30 April 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Wed 1 May 2019

A person placing their gloved hand on a highly decorated clock.

Date: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us for this talk on the Automaton Clock, an extravagant clock featuring moving figures and sound.

In this talk, we’ll discuss this fascinating clock and what we know about its history. Afterwards, we’ll activate the clock so you can see its many decorations brought to life.

The talk starts at 2pm, will last between 5-10 minutes and is included with your gallery admission. For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

In the meantime, why not see some of the other fascinating objects in our collection?

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Early Year Explorers – Portraits – Thu 2 May 2019

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Thursday 2 May 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Art Gallery

Early Year Explorers – 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’s collections and exhibitions through play.

They’re a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum.

At this Portraits session – look in the mirrors, try on some hats and do a self-portrait.

Sessions are FREE for kids, museum admission applies for adults* – click here to book through Eventbrite.

*Free entry for adults with a YMT Card – 12 months of unlimited access to all York Museums Trust sites.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 2 May 2019

Exterior photo of York Castle Museum's 'Women's Prison' building opposite the Eye of York

Date: Thursday 2 May 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday for a free talk from 12pm. The subject will vary but will relate to one of the displays in the museum.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Please note that as these talks are volunteer-led, we cannot guarantee that they will always take place. Please ring ahead on 01904 687687 or check with our Welcome Team on arrival in case of cancellation.

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Spotlight Talk – Thu 2 May 2019

A woman sat on a chair wearing, white gloves and holding an orange, high-heeled shoe.

Date: Thursday 2 May 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:10 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Find out more about objects on display at York Castle Museum through this programme of short, focused talks.

Join members of our curatorial team as they explore some of the stories York Castle Museum has to share.

This talk is frewith your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Thu 2 May 2019

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Thursday 2 May 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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