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York Castle Museum Cafe closed today

Due to unforeseen circumstances York Castle Museum Cafe is closed to the public today (May 25). We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to have it reopen for tomorrow.

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Bag search at York Museums Trust venues

In light of the recent attack in Manchester, York Museums Trust has increased security measures at all sites.   With immediate effect, all bags will be searched and large bags and suitcases will no longer be allowed inside the buildings.   This is for your own safety. We thank you for your cooperation.

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York Museums Trust Seeks to Appoint Three New Trustees to the Board from the Autumn of 2017

The new appointments occur at an exciting time as the Trust pursues ambitious forward plans, including a major capital project for York Castle Museum, supporting the development of the Castle area as a cultural quarter; expanding YMT Enterprises to increase income streams and the resilience of YMT; increasing the frequency and profile of YMT’s …

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An Invitation for New Visitors to Take Part in York Castle Museum Research for New Chocolate Experience

10 May 2017 Chocolate – What’s your experience? The Marketing and Communications team at York Museums Trust are looking for help with some visitor research. To improve visitor experience and new displays at York Castle Museum, the team will be hosting creative feedback sessions on both Tuesday 30th May and Wednesday 31st May to hear your thoughts …

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YMT Card Holders Invited To Take Part in York Castle Museum Research for new Chocolate Experience

9 May 2017 Chocolate – What’s your experience? The Marketing and Communications team at York Museums Trust are looking for help with some visitor research and are hoping that some of our YMT Card Members can help. To improve visitor experience and new displays at York Castle Museum, the team will be hosting creative feedback sessions on …

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Exclusive Exhibition Events for YMT Card Holders at York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum in 2017

23 January 2017 YMT Card Holders are invited to join us for three special previews and events this Spring to celebrate the opening of our fantastic new exhibitions at York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum. The events are as follows –   York Art Gallery – Albert Moore: Of Beauty & Aesthetics 6 April 2017, 1.30pm – 4pm …

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Major Development Being Planned for York Castle Museum

18 January 2017 A major capital redevelopment of York Castle Museum is being planned by York Museums Trust as part of the city’s ambition to transform the Castle Gateway. The Trust is in the early stages of developing a scheme to redevelop York Castle Museum and do justice to the site and its world class collections. …

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York Museums Trust Appoint Fundraising Manager

10 January 2017 York Museums Trust have appointed a fundraising manager to help the charity increase income for major projects, new exhibitions and events. Rebecca Williams, 33, joins the Trust from the Royal Armouries in Leeds where she led campaigns to raise significant funds for capital projects and programmes. Her role at the Trust will include submitting funding …

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New Exhibition Confirmed for York Castle Museum – Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past To Open Easter 2017

4 January 2017 Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past 1 April 2017- 5 January 2018 Delve into the delicious history of some of the world’s most iconic chocolates and sweets this Easter as York Castle Museum takes you on a chocolatey tour of sweets galore. Start your chocolate journey from the museum’s Period Rooms to discover how the Georgians, …

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Christmas Special of our Relaxed Opening Event at York Castle Museum Planned for 11 December 2016

28 November 2016 York Castle Museum will be holding another Relaxed Opening event on Sunday 11 December 2016 to enabled those who would prefer a quieter visit to our museum to enjoy our Christmas decorations and activities. During the event, museum staff will put the lights on full and turn off all the sound effects to provide a a …

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