Curator's Talks at the Yorkshire Museum

Curator’s Talks

Want to find out more about the collections at York Museums Trust? Our knowledgeable curators regularly give talks that provide further insight into our exhibitions, aretfacts, and specialist areas of interest.

Lunchtime Talks – 12.30pm to 1pm

Our lunchtime talks are ideal for gaining an insight into some of our most interesting artefacts from our archaeology and natural science collections. Talks take place Tuesdays 12.30-1pm and are FREE with admission. There’s no need to book.

  • 1 August – Viking: Rediscover the Legend – The Ainsbrook Assemblage
  • 15 August – A Day in the Life of the Natural Science Collections
  • 22 August – Viking: Rediscover the Legend – The Vale of York Hoard
  • 5 September – Snowden Slights: Yorkshire’s Last Great Wildfowler
  • 12 September – Tempest Anderson and the 1902 Eruptions in the West Indies – An Explosive Tale!
  • 19 September – Viking: Rediscover the Legend – The Cuerdale Hoard
  • 26 September – The Archaeology of Food
  • 3 October – Viking: Rediscover the Legend – the Lewis Chessmen
  • 17 October – Viking: Rediscover the Legend – the Seal of Snarrus
  • 7 November – PAS: Twenty Years of Treasure
  • 21 November – Dinosaur Footprints – A Step in Time
  • 12 December – Science Object in Focus
  • 16 January 2018 – The Return of Yorkshire’s Medieval Treasures – The Middleham Jewel

Please note that we may occasionally have to change the dates or titles of talks – please call 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk before your visit for the latest information.

 

Extended Talks – 2-3pm

Our extended curator’s talks offer the opportunity to learn more about our exhibitions and collections in greater depth. Talks take place Thursdays 2-3pm and are priced at £10 per person. Please make sure to book ahead on our Eventbrite page here.

  • 10 August – Viking: Rediscover the Legend – How the Vikings Changed Britain In the second talk of our Viking series, learn more about the part the Viking culture played in shaping and influencing Britain. Through object handling and curatorial discussion, discover the new designs, ideas and craftsmanship that arrived with the Vikings as well as ideas of governing the country. Click here to book.
  • 21 September – Viking: Rediscover the Legend – Legend of the Vikings Join us for the third in our series of Viking talks as we join the Curator of Archaeology, Natalie Buy to learn more about the turbulent Viking times in York. With an artefact handling session and the chance for question and answers, discover the difference between the legends and the legacy. Click here to book.

Please note that we may occasionally have to change the dates or titles of talks – please call 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk before your visit for the latest information.