Five flags flown in York to mark the end of the First World War have been rediscovered 100 years after the end of the conflict.

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Flags Marking End of First World War Rediscovered 100 Years on

6 November 2018 Five flags flown in York to mark the end of the First World War have been rediscovered 100 years after the end of the conflict. David Harding’s Great Grandfather and Grandfather displayed a series of flags outside their family drapery shop, G.W Harding, on High Ousegate and Coppergate in the city on November 11 1918. …

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The Award-Winning Victorian Christmas at the Castle Returns This Year

October 30 2018 Reserve your place to experience the award-winning magic of a Victorian Christmas this festive season at York Castle Museum, with online tickets on sale from Saturday 27 October. Visitors are invited to the Victorian Christmas Experience (17 Nov – 31 Dec) to take a stroll along the cobbles of our twinkling Victorian street; Kirkgate. Meet our Victorian residents …

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Come “Speed Dating” to See Which Objects You Fall In Love With

Fall in love with an object of desire, discover the tantalising secrets of a mysterious figure from the past, or give the cold shoulder to those who don’t meet your exceptionally high standards… This September York Castle Museum wants you to come speed dating with our objects – with you choosing which stories we should …

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York Museums Trust Want To Hear From You About the Future of York Castle Museum

The York Castle Project What would you like to put in a York Castle Museum of the future? What stories should it tell, what should you experience and how should it make you feel? These are some of the questions York Museums Trust are inviting people to answer and help shape the future of York …

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YMT Card Holders Invited to Private View of New Exhibition

YMT Card holders and a guest of their choosing can attend an exclusive viewing of A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes on Friday 13 July. From 5.30pm – 7pm, they can see a prized private collection of Vivienne Westwood shoes chosen for their beauty, innovation and artistry. At 6pm, they can hear some interesting facts about …

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York Museums Trust’s Open Weekend

York residents receive free entry to York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum June 23-24 2018 Feed a dinosaur, see a major new exhibition by a world renowned potter or delve into treasures of York Castle Museum later this month at the York Museums Trust Open Weekend. York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum …

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New Days for the York’s Sweet Past: A taste of success – the Inspirational Mary Ann Craven

Due to unforeseen circumstances new days have been released for the Festival Ideas event: York’s Sweet Past: A Taste of Success – the inspiration Mary Ann Craven. This will now not take place on June 8 and 12. It will  run all weekdays until June 15 from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. The event enable visitors …

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York’s First Umbrella? New Display at York Castle Museum To Showcase Rare Finds

17 April 2018 An umbrella which is said to be the first brought to York will go on show later this week in a new display to mark the 80th anniversary of York Castle Museum. The museum’s accession register says that the umbrella was given to William Lockwood, who was Sheriff of York, in 1837. It was …

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York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum Open As Normal

1 March 2018 York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum are all open normal hours this week. The Artists Garden and the Edible Wood behind York Art Gallery are closed until further notice due to the weather conditions. Visitors are asked to plan their journey ahead as there is heavy snow and high winds …

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York Castle Museum Celebrates 80th Anniversary with the chance for members of the public to contribute to a new display

5 February 2018 York Castle Museum first opened on April 23 (St George’s Day) 1938, with people queuing around the Eye of York to come and see its ground breaking displays and street scene. More than 32 million people have visited since. To mark the 80th anniversary there will be special events and a new display showing some of …

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