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

Events

Museum Baby – The Great War – Fri 10 May 2019

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Friday 10 May 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Museum Baby (under two years old) – Special baby sessions linked to exhibitions, including songs and sensory activities for babies and their carers.

Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum. A perfect introduction to our museum!

At this The Great War session, try on the soldier’s hat and play with horses and tank toys.

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 – Tue 14 May 2019

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

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2019, 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 – Thu 16 May 2019

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

Date: Thursday 16 May 2019, 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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Spotlight Talk – Thu 16 May 2019

A woman sat on a chair wearing, white gloves and holding an orange, high-heeled shoe.

Date: Thursday 16 May 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:10 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Find out more about objects on display at York Castle Museum through this programme of short, focused talks.

Join members of our curatorial team as they explore some of the stories York Castle Museum has to share.

This talk is frewith your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

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Museum Baby – Shops – Fri 17 May 2019

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Friday 17 May 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Museum Baby (under two years old) – Special baby sessions linked to exhibitions, including songs and sensory activities for babies and their carers.

Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum. A perfect introduction to our museum!

At this Shops session, play in the shop role play area and find the shops on Kirkgate – our recreated Victorian street.

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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Low Sensory Experience – Sun 19 May 2019

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

Date: Sunday 19 May 2019, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Our Low Sensory Experiences are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter visit to our museum.

During the event, we will put our lights on full and turn off all the sound effects so it’s a less overwhelming environment. You’ll still be able to visit all the galleries, but there will be no dark areas and no sudden sounds.

We will still have guides on Kirkgate in Victorian costume and we will still put on the films in the prison gallery, but we can tell you beforehand of what to expect.

There is seating provided around the museum, and a quiet space will be available should you need it.

Our trained guides will be happy to provide guidance during your visit, or please contact us ahead should you have any questions.

We have visual stories available for visitors with autism and their carers – these can be found on our Access page.

The event is free for visitors with autism, dementia, visual impairments or similar issues. Carers and children under 16 will also be admitted for free.

Accompanying members of a group will be admitted for £5, and standard admission is £12. There is no need to book ahead.

If you require any further information about this event, please email enquiries@ymt.org.uk or phone 01904 687687.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Tue 21 May 2019

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

Date: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 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 – Thu 23 May 2019

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

Date: Thursday 23 May 2019, 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 28 May 2019

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

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2019, 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 – Thu 30 May 2019

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

Date: Thursday 30 May 2019, 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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