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York Museums Trust’s third Heritage Hunters project concludes with celebration at York Explore’s Acomb Library

DATE: 30 April 2024 Launch event will be hosted on Tuesday, 21 May from 3:30pm at York Explore’s Acomb Library York Museums Trust is delighted to have successfully completed a third Heritage Hunters project, in partnership with York Explore, residents of Acomb and Westfield, artists and local heritage groups. From the remarkable story of early nineteenth century …

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Christmas at York Castle Museum 2023!

Christmas at York Castle Museum 2023!   The Victorian Kirkgate and Period Rooms reopen with a fanfare to celebrate Christmas 2023 with a magical yuletide experience at York Castle Museum. With activities for all ages, there’s something to get everyone into the festive spirit. Included in general admission 8 December 2023 – 7 January 2024 Wander through our famous Victorian street, …

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Update on York Castle Museum Partial Closure

Important Update on York Castle Museum We have now completed surveys of the roof in the Female Prison side of York Castle Museum, which encompasses Kirkgate, the Period Rooms, Toys & Games Gallery and Shaping the Body. The survey has identified the need for mitigating work in some areas which will need to be undertaken …

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York Castle Museum Partial Closure

We have received confirmation that the north side of York Castle Museum, which houses Kirkgate, the Period Rooms and Shaping the Body has RAAC in the roofing. In line with government guidelines the building will remain closed until we have undertaken the necessary specialist inspections. The rest of York Castle Museum, including the Prison Cells, …

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York Castle Museum partners with York Travellers Trust for exciting new exhibition, opening on 27 May 2023

DATE: 16 May 2023 York Castle Museum is proud to present a new community exhibition developed with York Travellers Trust (YTT), celebrating the rich history of the Gypsy and Traveller Communities (GTC) in York. Through photography, an installation designed by members of the GTC, historical information and a film, the display will celebrate their important connections to …

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Arts Council England awards York Museums Trust £3.7m over three years

DATE: 4 November 2022 York Museums Trust is delighted to announce that the Arts Council will be continuing its vital support for the next three years as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO). The package of support will be £3.7m from April 2023 to March 2026 (£1.253m annually). This is excellent news and reflects the confidence that the Arts Council …

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Christmas at York Castle Museum

DATE: 2 November 2022 Wander through a snow-covered Victorian winter wonderland and fill up on ye olde yuletide cheer at the most wonderful time of year! Included in general admission from 19 November 2022 – 4 January 2023 Join us for Christmas at York Castle Museum, a festive experience perfect for the whole family. Wander through our famous Victorian street, Kirkgate, as …

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York Museums Trust announces appointment of a new Chief Executive

York Museums Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Kathryn Blacker as its next Chief Executive, following the recent departure of Reyahn King who has moved to the National Trust for Scotland. [Credit: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions] Kathryn Blacker is currently Chapter Steward at York Minster where she has worked for the last nine …

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The Tiger is Coming To Tea at the York Castle Museum

New exhibition celebrating more than 50 years of Britain’s best loved picture book to open at York Castle Museum! A new exhibition celebrating the work of one of Britain’s best known children’s author–illustrators Judith Kerr is coming to York Castle Museum. From 10 September 2022, ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ will fill our …

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Free events to evoke memories, stories and connection in York

Age UK York and York Museums Trust are delighted to be working in partnership to host three events for people to learn more about the York Castle Museum collection and to share personal memories of York. ‘York Memories and History Afternoons’ will feature a talk and a chance to handle a variety of artefacts from …

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