York Museums Trust book club

YMT Book Club

Who are we? We are a friendly bunch of people who are passionate about history (in the widest possible sense) and books! Please feel free to come along to any or all of the sessions, and don’t worry if you don’t finish the book, or don’t like it: we start with the book, but the discussion can literally end up anywhere – or any time!

Meet-ups take place in the Fairfax Room at the Yorkshire Museum 3pm – 4.30pm unless stated otherwise.

There’s no need to book ahead, just turn up on the day.

Please contact York Museums Trust for details on 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk.



8 July 2017
Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
Sophie encounters an enigmatic mentor who introduces her to the history of philosophy, as she tries to find out why she keeps getting postcards addressed to another girl? And who is she? To solve the riddle, she uses her new knowledge of philosophy, but the truth is far stranger than she could have imagined.


9 September 2017
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
After a lively discussion about the book, enjoy a chance to get closer to the museum’s collections as we celebrate the Vikings Exhibition in our Medieval Gallery. Free with admission – click here to book through Eventbrite.


4 November 2017
To Catch a Rabbit by Helen Cadbury
Join Jo Hardy, local writer, and fellow readers at York Castle Museum to discuss and explore this year’s Big City Read’s Book. A tour of the Prison Experience exhibition, housed in the Debtors’ Prison building, will follow the discussion. Please note that this book club will take place at the York Castle Museum, 4 November 3-4.30pm. Free with admission – click here to book through Eventbrite.