Enjoy a variety of family-friendly and adult events at York Castle Museum throughout the year.

Events

Early Year Explorers – Nursery Rhymes – Thu 20 Sep 2018

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Thursday 20 September 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Early Years Explorers – Activities for children aged two to five years old which include songs, stories, games and craft activities. Sessions are based on familiar preschool play areas, which are enhanced to help children learn about the museum’s collections and exhibitions through play. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum.

Nursery Rhymes – Decorate the dish to run away with the spoon, knock Humpty Dumpty off the wall, and wash the spider down the spout.

Sessions are FREE for kids, museum admission applies for adults* – click here to book through Eventbrite.

*Free entry for adults with a YMT Card – 12 months of unlimited access to all York Museums Trust sites.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 20 Sep 2018

Exterior photo of York Castle Museum's 'Women's Prison' building opposite the Eye of York

Date: Thursday 20 September 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Please note: this talk has now finished. For our upcoming events, see our events calendar.

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday for a free talk from 12pm. The subject will vary but will relate to one of the displays in the museum.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Please note that as these talks are volunteer-led, we cannot guarantee that they will always take place. Please ring ahead on 01904 687687 or check with our Welcome Team on arrival in case of cancellation.

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Spotlight: ‘A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes’ – Thu 20 Sep 2018

A person stood on an escalator wearing a pair of 'bag boots'.

Date: Thursday 20 September 2018, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Want to find out more about A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes?

Our knowledgeable curators give ‘Spotlight’ talks that provide insight into the exhibition, focusing on particular shoes on display.

Each talk will start at 2pm and last around 15 minutes.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Tue 25 Sep 2018

Exterior photo of York Castle Museum's 'Women's Prison' building opposite the Eye of York

Date: Tuesday 25 September 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday for a free talk from 12pm. The subject will vary but will relate to one of the displays in the museum.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Please note that as these talks are volunteer-led, we cannot guarantee that they will always take place. Please ring ahead on 01904 687687 or check with our Welcome Team on arrival in case of cancellation.

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York Castle Museum: Movement and Meaning – Tue 25 Sep 2018

Costumed Guides on Kirkgate, York Castle Museum

Date: Tuesday 25 September 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York St Mary’s

Join staff from York Castle Museum and the My Castle Gateway team for a creative session that will contribute to York Castle Museum’s architectural brief for redevelopment.

Starting at St Mary’s church, the workshop will begin with a walk around the Castle Museum site followed by a cuppa tea and an ideas realisation session back at St Mary’s. There will be an architect sitting in during the workshop who can help by putting ideas into pictures, and facilitators will help by putting ideas into words. We are particularly interested in the following topics:

Movement – how do people move around the site, both into and out of the museum and all the surrounding amenities and attractions?

Sense of Place – what IS and Was this place, what makes is special at what point in history and to who? And…

Modes of Engagement – text, pictures, talks or objects, what is the best way of engaging all our visitors in the stories we tell?

To book your FREE place click here: 

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Early Year Explorers – Shoes – Thu 27 Sep 2018

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Thursday 27 September 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Early Years Explorers – Activities for children aged two to five years old which include songs, stories, games and craft activities. Sessions are based on familiar preschool play areas, which are enhanced to help children learn about the museum’s collections and exhibitions through play. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum.

Shoes – Try on the costumes, explore the ‘Shaping the Body’ exhibition and listen to the story of ‘The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe’.

Sessions are FREE for kids, museum admission applies for adults* – click here to book through Eventbrite.

*Free entry for adults with a YMT Card – 12 months of unlimited access to all York Museums Trust sites.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 27 Sep 2018

Exterior photo of York Castle Museum's 'Women's Prison' building opposite the Eye of York

Date: Thursday 27 September 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday for a free talk from 12pm. The subject will vary but will relate to one of the displays in the museum.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Please note that as these talks are volunteer-led, we cannot guarantee that they will always take place. Please ring ahead on 01904 687687 or check with our Welcome Team on arrival in case of cancellation.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Tue 2 Oct 2018

Exterior photo of York Castle Museum's 'Women's Prison' building opposite the Eye of York

Date: Tuesday 2 October 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday for a free talk from 12pm. The subject will vary but will relate to one of the displays in the museum.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Please note that as these talks are volunteer-led, we cannot guarantee that they will always take place. Please ring ahead on 01904 687687 or check with our Welcome Team on arrival in case of cancellation.

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Early Year Explorers – Victorian Transport – Thu 4 Oct 2018

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Thursday 4 October 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Early Years Explorers – Activities for children aged two to five years old which include songs, stories, games and craft activities. Sessions are based on familiar preschool play areas, which are enhanced to help children learn about the museum’s collections and exhibitions through play. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum.

Victorian Transport – Visit Kirkgate to see the Hansom Cab, play with the train set, and dress up as a horse to pull the cart.

Sessions are FREE for kids, museum admission applies for adults* – click here to book through Eventbrite.

*Free entry for adults with a YMT Card – 12 months of unlimited access to all York Museums Trust sites.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 4 Oct 2018

Exterior photo of York Castle Museum's 'Women's Prison' building opposite the Eye of York

Date: Thursday 4 October 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday for a free talk from 12pm. The subject will vary but will relate to one of the displays in the museum.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Please note that as these talks are volunteer-led, we cannot guarantee that they will always take place. Please ring ahead on 01904 687687 or check with our Welcome Team on arrival in case of cancellation.

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