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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Sat 18 May 2019

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

Date: Saturday 18 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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Low Sensory Experience – Sun 19 May 2019

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

Date: Sunday 19 May 2019, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Our Low Sensory Experiences are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter visit to our museum.

During the event, we will put our lights on full and turn off all the sound effects so it’s a less overwhelming environment. You’ll still be able to visit all the galleries, but there will be no dark areas and no sudden sounds.

We will still have guides on Kirkgate in Victorian costume and we will still put on the films in the prison gallery, but we can tell you beforehand of what to expect.

There is seating provided around the museum, and a quiet space will be available should you need it.

Our trained guides will be happy to provide guidance during your visit, or please contact us ahead should you have any questions.

We have visual stories available for visitors with autism and their carers – these can be found on our Access page.

The event is free for visitors with autism, dementia, visual impairments or similar issues. Carers and children under 16 will also be admitted for free.

Accompanying members of a group will be admitted for £5, and standard admission is £12. There is no need to book ahead.

If you require any further information about this event, please email enquiries@ymt.org.uk or phone 01904 687687.

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Drawing with Light: Cyanotype Family Workshop with artist Emma Stibbon – Sun 19 May 2019

Date: Sunday 19 May 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Make magical prints using the sun. Cyanotype is a historic photographic process which involves using an iron-based coated paper which is sensitive to UV light, resulting in a beautiful deep Prussian blue image. Inspired by Ruskin, explore the Artists Garden at the rear of York Art Gallery, making images in response to the different textures and shapes of the surroundings.

There will be two sessions running from 11am-1pm and 2pm- 4pm. To book your place on to the first session, please click here. To book your place on the second session, please click here.

This event is included with your gallery admission.

 

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 19 May 2019

Date: Sunday 19 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 19 May 2019

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

Date: Sunday 19 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 20 May 2019

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

Date: Monday 20 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 21 May 2019

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

Date: Tuesday 21 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 21 May 2019

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

Date: Tuesday 21 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 – Wed 22 May 2019

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

Date: Wednesday 22 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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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 23 May 2019

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

Date: Thursday 23 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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