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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Fri 3 May 2019

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

Date: Friday 3 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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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Sat 4 May 2019

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

Date: Saturday 4 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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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 5 May 2019

Date: Sunday 5 May 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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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Sun 5 May 2019

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

Date: Sunday 5 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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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Mon 6 May 2019

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

Date: Monday 6 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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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Tue 7 May 2019

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

Date: Tuesday 7 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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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Tue 7 May 2019

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

Date: Tuesday 7 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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Sensory Tour: Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud – Wed 8 May 2019

Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud. Watercolours and Drawings. York Art Gallery. New Exhibition. 29 March - 23 June 2019.

Date: Wednesday 8 May 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Enjoy a descriptive and tactile tour of our major new exhibition: Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud.

Everyone over 16 welcome, but especially suitable for partially-sighted or blind adults.

This event is included with your gallery admission. Click here to book your place on Eventbrite.

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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Wed 8 May 2019

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

Date: Wednesday 8 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 – Pottery – Thu 9 May 2019

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Thursday 9 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 Pottery session – paint with clay slip, play in the clay investigation area and listen to the story of the clay boy.

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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