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Build your dream castle in the York Castle Museum BRICKLIVE play pit this Easter!

DATE: 15 March 2022 Dive into a brick play pit at York Castle Museum this Easter and build your dream castle!  York Castle Museum are thrilled to have partnered with world renowned BRICKLIVE to offer an exciting, playful and immersive event, suitable for the whole family! Visitors will have the chance to join in the fun in …

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New community exhibition in partnership with HERSTORY.YORK to open at York Castle Museum

DATE: 28 February 2022 HERSTORY.YORK 100 Women Changemakers Opens 9 March 2022 York Museums Trust are excited to be partnering with community history project, HERSTORY.YORK (herstoryyork.org.uk), to bring a new exhibition to York Castle Museum. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and York Rotary, the exhibition will open during York International Women’s Week. It …

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York Museums Trust announces move of CEO Reyahn King to a new post at National Trust for Scotland

DATE: 24 FEBRURY York Museums Trust are today (24 February) announcing that Reyahn King will step down as Chief Executive Officer in summer to take up the position of Director of Heritage Properties at the National Trust for Scotland. Reyahn King joined York Museums Trust in September 2015, taking over the leadership of the independent charity which cares …

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Staff health and wellbeing shown to be at the heart of York Museums Trust. All staff to benefit from a week’s holiday in early January and encouraged to rest and recuperate

DATE: 13 December 2021 In support of the health and wellbeing of its staff, York Museums Trust will close to the public and pause all activities behind the scenes for one week in early January 2022. Like many cultural institutions and charities, York Museums Trust has had a challenging 18 months surviving the pandemic. Staff have worked hard, dealing …

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York Museums Trust partner with award-winning House of Memories to launch new app to help those living with dementia

DATE: 24 November 2021 York Museums Trust are delighted to be partnering with House of Memories, an award-winning dementia awareness programme developed by National Museums Liverpool, to launch a new and free digital app that will help people living with dementia.   The newly created package, entitled ‘York Memories’, will help people recall memories using a variety of …

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York Museums Trust invites York’s Hull Road residents to delve into the past in new community research project

New research project, ‘Heritage Hunters’, will look back in time and find out about the people who have previously lived in the area To register your interest, please fill in this form  York Museums Trust are excited to be working with residents from York’s Hull Road in a new community project involving research into …

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A Kirkgate Christmas Tale at York Castle Museum

DATE: 11th November 2021 Step foot into a Christmas tale at York Castle Museum this winter and rediscover all the magic of the season! Our famous Victorian Street, Kirkgate, has been transformed into a glistening snow-covered ‘stage’ where spectacular large-scale projections present a very special Christmas story full of festive cheer​. As the theatrical curtain rises, …

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Lockdown artwork by Asylum Seekers to go on show in new display opening at York Castle Museum

DATE: 16 September 2021 An exhibition in partnership with Refugee Action York   7 October – 14 November 2021  Works of art created during lockdown by asylum seekers in York are to go on show at York Castle Museum as part of an upcoming community exhibition focusing on the work of the charity Refugee Action York (RAY).   The works were painted during …

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York Museums Trust invitation to tenders

DATE: 28 June 2021 York Museums Trust is inviting tenders to help evaluate and analyse visitor data to help us better understand our audiences and to inform our future plans as an audience focused organisation. For more details please click here.

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York Museums Trust’s project #CuratorBattle shortlisted for two national awards.

DATE: 4th June York Museums Trust’s project #CuratorBattle has been shortlisted for two national awards. The online project, which has been enjoyed by millions on Twitter over the last year, has been named a finalist in this year’s Association of Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Awards. The winner will be announced this November. The nomination …

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