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Black Lives Matter – A Statement

DATE: 1 June 2020 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 …

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Help Create Yorkshire’s Largest COVID-19 Time Capsule

DATE: 11 May 2020 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 …

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Get ready to roll… Create your own colourful pace eggs this Easter with a free activity pack

DATE: 9 April 2020 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 …

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All YMT attractions are currently closed in line with the Government advice on Coronavirus.

DATE: 17 March 2020 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 …

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Family Fun at York Museums Trust this February and March

A Dickensian Christmas on Kirkgate

DATE: 14 November 2019 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 …

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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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