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York Castle Museum Launches New Poetry Competition

York Castle Museum Launches New Poetry Competition “An invitation to capture your imagination To pen a poem about York Castle Museum. Exciting objects being uncovered, Past children’s toys being discovered. A glorious emporium of history and fact, Preserving historical objects to keep them intact. Share your thoughts in an eight line rhyme, Take us …

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York Castle Museum in Bid to Save Rare Silver Spoon

York Castle Museum in Bid to Save Rare Silver Spoon York Castle Museum needs your help to raise £1,500 by 4 July 2019 to save this spoon and its remarkable story for the city. Our aim is to display the spoon at York Castle Museum to help us tell stories of York people and the life and times …

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York Museums Trust’s Open Weekend

York residents are invited to visit three of York’s most popular attractions for free this weekend. York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum are all free to York residents over the weekend of June 29 and 30. Visitors to York Castle Museum’s new exhibition The Museum of Broken Relationships can see objects …

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Have your say on York Museums Trust and its future development of York Castle Museum

York Museums Trust would like to hear your thoughts on the charity and its ambitious plans to transform York Castle Museum. The fundraising team have created a survey to gather information on the perceptions of York Museums Trust, its venues and collections, as well as York Castle Museum’s Capital Project and the ways the …

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Berwick Kaler Oversees the Installation of His Pantomime Dame Glitterball Dress in the Shaping the Body Exhibition

1 May 2019 One of York Theatre Royal pantomime dame Berwick Kaler’s spectacular costumes will be installed as the highlight of the re-display of York Castle Museum’s Shaping the Body exhibition. The glitterball costume was worn by Berwick in the ‘walk-down’ finale of the 2018-19 pantomime The Grand Old Dame of York, his 40th and …

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Tea-United: Teapot to Mark Reunion of Long Lost Siblings Features in Exhibition of Broken Relationships

22 March 2019 A can of love incense that “doesn’t work”, a torn wedding dress from a failed marriage and a York teapot bought for a reunion of a long lost brother and sister are included in a brand new exhibition at York Castle Museum. Just as Britain is set to break up with the European …

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Culture Café: Building Bridges on Brexit, One Brew at a Time

19 March 2019 We’re sorry to say this event has now been cancelled. Do you think the European Union is a tired teabag ready for the bin or a perfectly blended cup of the good stuff? Either way, York Castle Museum would like to invite you to join us in our Brexit Café next month to …

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New Chair of Trustees Appointed at York Museums Trust

21 February 2019 An expert in large scale strategic property and regeneration projects has been named the new Chair of the Trustees for York Museums Trust (YMT). James Grierson, from York, has been a member and Vice Chair of the Trustees since 2014. A qualified chartered surveyor, James was a partner and executive board member of the UK’ …

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RIBA Stage One Design Team Announced For York Castle Museum Major Redevelopment

18 February 2019 York Museums Trust have appointed the team that will work on the initial design phase of a major multi-million pound redevelopment at York Castle Museum. The RIBA stage one phase of the project will see the creation of masterplan and concept designs for the reimagined museum in preparation for the funding campaign. The proposed …

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Rare Jigsaw of Europe to Feature in Exhibition About Broken Relationships

29 January 2019 One of the first jigsaws ever made which divides Europe along its borders will feature in a new exhibition on Broken Relationships at York Castle Museum this March. Just as Britain is set to break up with the European Union, the museum brings a collection of stories and symbolic possessions to York from the …

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