Yorkshire Museum and DC Labs (University of York) win York Culture Award 2017 for Viking VR

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Yorkshire Museum and DC Labs (University of York) win York Culture Award 2017 for Viking VR

24 November 2017 Virtual Reality which immersed visitors into the Viking world has been named as one of the winners at this year’s York Cultural Awards. The project, created in partnership between the Yorkshire Museum and DC Labs at the University of York, is the most realistic Virtual Reality of a Viking world ever created. It …

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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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Last chance to see two major exhibitions at York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum this week

31 October 2017 This weekend is the last chance to see two major exhibitions by York Museums Trust. Viking: Rediscover the Legend at the Yorkshire Museum, in partnership with the British Museum, has been seen by more than 65,000 people since it opened on May 19. The exhibition features star objects from the museum alongside some of the most …

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Trip Trap Troll! Visit the Yorkshire Museum this October half term to make and play this traditional Viking game

30 October 2017 Help your Vikings escape from the evil trolls this October half term as you make and play the traditional Viking game, Trip Trap Troll. During the final week of the exhibition, Viking: Rediscover the Legend, at the Yorkshire Museum, use clay to mould your own miniature Viking warriors and terrifying Trolls along with your …

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Enjoy ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on the big screen at the Yorkshire Museum this Christmas

Get that cosy Christmas feeling this December as the festive favourite It’s A Wonderful Life comes to the Yorkshire Museum on the big screen. Consistently voted the best Christmas movie of all time, the heart-warming story will be shown in the museum’s 300 seater Tempest Anderson Hall on Thursday 14 December 2017. There will also be …

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Christmas at York Museum Gardens 2017 – Experience the magic after dark

4 September 2017 Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, leading international producers of live entertainment, and the company behind Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland and THOR’S tipi bar, have partnered with Raymond Gubbay Ltd, world-renowned producers of illuminated Christmas trails and events in the United Kingdom to bring this magical new experience to the city. Christmas …

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Yorkshire Museum showcases Treasure Finds to mark 20th anniversary of the Treasure Act 1996

24 August 2017 The Yorkshire Museum has created a special display and museum trail to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Treasure Act 1996 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A display case in the museum’s foyer will highlight a selection of the important objects that the museum have acquired through the Act. Visitors can then …

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Prize-Winning University of Hull Geology Student Map on Display at the Yorkshire Museum

7 August 2017 The Yorkshire Museum is displaying work by a University of Hull Geology Graduate. The display showcases the work of Harry Johnson, who won the John and Anne Philips Prize for the best Geological Mapping Dissertation for his map of the Isle of Kerrera, Scotland. Harry, originally from Barton-upon-Humber, graduated in July 2017 with a first-class …

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Double Discount Shopping Day at all of our sites for YMT Card Holders on 15 July 2017

11 July 2017 Join us on Saturday 15 July for a YMT Card Holders shopping special with 20% discount in our gift shops at the Yorkshire Museum, York Castle Museum and York Art Gallery* with a valid YMT Card. The Yorkshire Museum shop sells a wide range of souvenirs, books, gifts and cards covering a range of themes – from …

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