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Good Organisation Twitter Takeover

Good Organisation Twitter Takeover     Good Organisation will be taking over our social media feeds on Thursday 13th August to highlight how they use history and heritage to engage with socially disadvantaged people across York. Under normal circumstances, the city attracts over 7.3 million visitors each year, contributing in excess of £600 million to the local economy, and …

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Re-opening statement – York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum

We’re excited to announce that York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum will reopen on August 1. The Yorkshire Museum will remain closed for the time being  to allow us to focus on putting in place our plans to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors at the gallery and castle museum. Details of …

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Black Lives Matter – A Statement

York Museums Trust stands in solidarity and in defiance against the systemic racism infecting and destroying communities and lives. We have watched the tragic events in Minneapolis and across the United States unfold with great sadness and horror. Racism has devastating consequences for life and dignity, and it affects black lives in the U.K.  …

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Help Create Yorkshire’s Largest COVID-19 Time Capsule

Record your memories, experiences and reactions to life in lockdown! The highs, the lows, the memorable and the mundane – York Castle Museum is inviting people to contribute to Yorkshire’s largest time capsule to document their thoughts on living through a pandemic for future generations. The museum, which holds one of the most significant collections …

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Get ready to roll… Create your own colourful pace eggs this Easter with a free activity pack

Learn how to create your own colourful pace eggs and get ready to roll this Easter as York Museums Trust invites you to take part in a Yorkshire tradition dating back hundreds of years. Pace eggs are hard boiled eggs dyed in a variety of natural colours which form the basis of a number of …

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All YMT attractions are currently closed in line with the Government advice on Coronavirus.

During the coronavirus crisis, York Museums Trust is continuing to follow government advice and the safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors are of the utmost importance. In line with the latest guidelines, from tomorrow, 18th March 2020, York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum will be closed until further notice. …

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Family Fun at York Museums Trust this February and March

A Dickensian Christmas on Kirkgate

Every weekend, 16th November — 24th December Step foot into a story book full of Dickensian characters and surround yourself in the magic of Christmas past at York Castle Museum this festive season. Every weekend from November 16 the museum’s decorated Victorian street Kirkgate will come to life – will you spot Ebenezer Scrooge as he walks …

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Poetry Competition winner announced – congratulations Esme Thomas!

Poetry Competition with Christina Gabbitas We’re thrilled to announce that the winner of our 2019 poetry competition is Esme Thomas! Esme is the lucky winner of £100 worth of Book Tokens! Take a look at her poem:

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Ideas for the Future of York Castle Museum

The exciting possibilities and the challenges of transforming York Castle Museum will be up for debate at special events in the next few days. Plans for the future of York Castle Museum are taking shape, inspired by discussions over the past two years with people who live and work in the city. In partnership with …

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