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Fun for Under 5's at York Museums Trust

Museum Monkeys - Activities and events for Early Years children across York Museums Trust.

York Museums Trust provides a range of activities and events for children under 5 to help them engage with the collections and exhibitions.

Museum Monkeys activities we currently offer are Early Years Explorers and Museum Baby.


Here you will find details of all our activities aimed at Early Years children which are designed to help children learn about the Museums through play.

Activities run during term time in blocks of 5 sessions.


Click here to find out more and book your place using our Eventbrite page.


‘My Family’ Sampler – Create a Cross Stitch Keepsake

Saturday 26 April, 11.00am – 3.00pm

Choose from letters, numbers, simple motifs, and patterns to create one sampler which represents your family. Working together, you will plan a design on paper and then, using simple cross stitches start your sampler, ready to take home and complete. Guided by Lynda Withers, all materials provided. 

£8 per family. Children under 8 years old may need extra assistance.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. To book a place ring York Museums Trust on 01904 687633.
York Museums Trust Book Club

Second Saturday of the Month, 3pm - 4.30pm, various venues

A Book Club with a difference - all these books have been chosen to highlight aspects of York Museums Trust's historic collections. As well as discussing each month's book, every Book Club session includes an opportunity to handle or get close to collection objects.

Free, but please book by telephoning 01904 650333.

Kisses on a Postcard by Terence Frisby
10 May

 Workshops and Talks


Please note that all workshops with a charge should be paid for when making a booking (unless otherwise stated in the information below).

If you need to cancel, we will refund your payment as long as you contact us at least 24 hours before the starting time of the event. We reserve the right to cancel any events if there are insufficient bookings.

What our Visitors Think

"I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to York Castle Museum this half term. I am a 14-year-old student and have visited York Castle Museum since I was 2 years old. This visit was just as enjoyable as the first and York Castle Museum is still my favourite museum."

Visitor to York Castle Museum