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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 22 Mar 2020

Date: Sunday 22 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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Iron and Lace: a history of corsetry – Mon 23 Mar 2020

Date: Monday 23 March 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

There are many myths about corsets. Did women really tight lace to make their waists small? Did children really wear corsets? Were some early corsets really made of iron?

Join Assistant Curator of Costume and Textiles Dr Faye Prior for a journey through corset history, beginning with a very special object: a set of iron stays from the seventeenth century. Learn about the history of the corset, from its origins in shaping and stiffening garments of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, to the complex and beautiful corsetry of the Victorian age. Discover why people wore them, what their real function was, and examine some real historical corsets from York Castle Museum’s collections.

£6.50 per ticket, Museum Admission Applies

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Shaping the Body : fashion through the ages – Fri 27 Mar 2020

Date: Friday 27 March 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join Assistant Curator of Costume and Textiles Dr Faye Prior for a guided tour of the Fashion Gallery of Shaping the Body. Discover how the gallery was put together, and learn some of the histories behind the objects, from the oldest item of clothing in York Castle Museum’s collection to the newest, plus a dress worn by Queen Victoria, and a very rare women’s waistcoat that’s nearly three hundred years old.

The tour will conclude with an object handling session, where you can view and handle a small selection of very special objects from York Castle Museum’s costume and textiles collection.

£6.50 per ticket, Museum Admission Applies

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 29 Mar 2020

Date: Sunday 29 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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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 5 Apr 2020

Date: Sunday 5 April 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 Talk – Wed 8 Apr 2020

Date: Wednesday 8 April 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Margaret May will discuss William Etty’s ‘Preparing for a Fancy Dress Ball’.

This event is for Friends of York Art Gallery.

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Book Club – Sat 11 Apr 2020

Date: Saturday 11 April 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:

Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi

Set in Oman, we encounter three sisters: one who marries after heartbreak; one from a sense of duty; and one who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved. Through these women, we witness Oman evolvefromatraditionalsocietyslowlyredefiningitselftothecrossroadsofitscomplexpresent

 

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 12 Apr 2020

Date: Sunday 12 April 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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Curator’s Talk – Wed 15 Apr 2020

Date: Wednesday 15 April 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join Fiona Green to discuss the ‘Centaur’ sculptures.

This event is for the Friends of York Art Gallery

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 19 Apr 2020

Date: Sunday 19 April 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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