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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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Low Sensory Experiences

We know that our museum can be loud and busy at times, we will put our lights on full and turn off all the sound effects and smells so it’s a less overwhelming environment for our visitors. You’ll still be able to visit all the galleries, but there will be no dark areas …

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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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