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Trustee of York Museums Trust included in the Woman’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet

A York Museums Trust Trustee has been chosen as one of 2020’s most inspirational women who has had a significant positive contribution to the environment and sustainability of our planet. Miranda Lowe, a museum scientist as well as Principal Curator of Crustacea & Cnidaria at the National History Museum, is one of 30 women based in …

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Former director of the National Railway Museum and London Transport Museum joins York Museums Trust Board of Trustees

A former Director of the National Railway Museum and the London Transport Museum has joined York Museums Trust’s Board of Trustees. Andrew Scott CBE, who is also a Fellow of the Museums Association and a lifelong member of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, brings 25 years of experience as a museum director and further expertise from …

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A statement addressing new national restrictions

A statement from York Museums Trust: “In line with the Government’s new national restrictions, York Castle Museum and York Art Gallery will be temporarily closed from 4pm on Wednesday November 4. We hope that we will be able to reopen both sites in early December but we will continue to monitor the situation in the …

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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