York Castle Museum Celebrates 80th Anniversary with the chance for members of the public to contribute to a new display

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York Castle Museum Celebrates 80th Anniversary with the chance for members of the public to contribute to a new display

5 February 2018 York Castle Museum first opened on April 23 (St George’s Day) 1938, with people queuing around the Eye of York to come and see its ground breaking displays and street scene. More than 32 million people have visited since. To mark the 80th anniversary there will be special events and a new display showing some of …

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York Museums Trust Learning Team to offer new English Language Workshops at York Castle Museum

1 February 2018 Overseas students and those who speak English as a second language are being offered the chance to practice their skills on York Castle Museum’s Victorian street, Kirkgate. Two new workshops have been specially created for groups of students who are learning English to help them develop their skills while finding out more out …

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Visit York Museums Trust sites for free this York Residents’ Festival January 27 and 28 2018

19 January 2018 March with the Suffragettes at York Castle Museum, learn about the birdlife of the York Museum Gardens and be inspired by the art of York Art Gallery later this month as York Museums Trust takes part in the York Residents’ Festival. On the weekend of January 27 and 28 York Castle Museum, the Yorkshire Museum and …

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York Museums Trust To Host Consultation Meetings To Improve Access Across Sites

16 January 2018 York Museums Trust’s Access Team is looking for volunteers to help develop new ideas and activities to ensure our venues are as accessible as possible to everyone. The team are putting together a consultation group which would meet every two months and want to hear the thoughts of those who may have accessibility …

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York Castle Museum wins Best Attraction and Best Christmas Experience in the Little Vikings Awards 2018

9 January 2018 York Castle Museum has been announced as the winner of two awards at this year’s Little Viking Awards. The museum won the Best Attraction for the second year in a row and also won in the Best Christmas Experience category for its Victorian Christmas at the Castle event. The Little Viking Awards recognise …

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York Venues Receive Two Nominations for the UK Wedding Awards 2018

21 December 2017 York Venues has been nominated for two awards in The UK Wedding Awards 2018. The awards website reads; “From fabulous venues to beautiful dresses, incredible jewellery to dream honeymoons, The UK Wedding Awards 2018 will identify and reward those key companies – from individuals and independents to high street favourites and designer brands – who help make the …

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Dinosaurs, Vivienne Westwood and the BFG! York Museums Trust’s Major Exhibitions and Events for 2018

18 December 2017 Take an epic journey back to Jurassic Yorkshire, marvel at a private collection of Vivienne Westwood shoes and see the illustrations which brought the BFG to life, next year at York Museums Trust attractions. In March, Yorkshire’s Jurassic World will open at the Yorkshire Museum, exploring the deepest oceans, tropical seas and ancient …

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Give a year of great days out this Christmas with the YMT Card

Looking for the perfect present? We’ve got the ultimate stocking-stuffer… Give your loved ones an unforgettable year of discovery and inspiration this Christmas. With a YMT Card they’ll enjoy unlimited free access to our three top York attractions – York Castle Museum, the Yorkshire Museum & Gardens and York Art Gallery – for a whole …

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Projects involving York Museums Trust shortlisted for three York Cultural Awards

1 November 2017 Three projects which York Museums Trust (YMT) collaborated with partners on have been shortlisted in this year’s York Cultural Awards. York Castle Museum’s Forward to Victory theatre project with York Theatre Royal’s Youth Theatre was included in the Best Cultural Partnership category. The Viking Virtual Reality, created in partnership with DC …

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Picture Perfect! October half term activities at York Castle Museum

30 October 2017 Put yourself in the picture this October half term with Professor Lenskapp and his fantasy car at York Castle Museum. Reverse to the Edwardian era; the ‘Golden Age’ of Great Britain where you can enjoy the Edwardian pastime of novelty photography. Grab your goggles, fling on your flat cap and get into gear as …

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