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Eboracum Roman Festival is BACK!

DATE: 10 May 2022 The Legions of Rome set to take over York Museum Gardens on 25 & 26 June 2022 York Museums Trust is excited to announce that the much loved Eboracum Roman Festival will be returning this summer! The Legions of Rome are set to take over the historic York Museum Gardens on 25 & 26 June, and promises to …

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York Museums Trust announces move of CEO Reyahn King to a new post at National Trust for Scotland

DATE: 24 FEBRURY York Museums Trust are today (24 February) announcing that Reyahn King will step down as Chief Executive Officer in summer to take up the position of Director of Heritage Properties at the National Trust for Scotland. Reyahn King joined York Museums Trust in September 2015, taking over the leadership of the independent charity which cares …

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YORKSHIRE MUSEUM RE-OPENS ITS DOORS!

DATE: 17 February 2022 York Museums Trust is delighted to announce that the Yorkshire Museum will re-open on Friday 8th April with an exciting new exhibition; The Ryedale Hoard: A Roman Mystery. The Ryedale Hoard contains some of Yorkshire’s most significant Roman objects including an 1,800 year old bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius . For the …

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Staff health and wellbeing shown to be at the heart of York Museums Trust. All staff to benefit from a week’s holiday in early January and encouraged to rest and recuperate

DATE: 13 December 2021 In support of the health and wellbeing of its staff, York Museums Trust will close to the public and pause all activities behind the scenes for one week in early January 2022. Like many cultural institutions and charities, York Museums Trust has had a challenging 18 months surviving the pandemic. Staff have worked hard, dealing …

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Rare Roman bronzes acquired by the Yorkshire Museum

DATE: 13th October 2021 1,800-year-old hoard, including a bust of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, secured thanks to generous support of Richard Beleson, other individual donors, Art Fund and David Aaron Ltd A ‘truly exceptional’ 1,800-year-old Roman hoard, which includes a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, has been acquired by the Yorkshire Museum. The 13cm …

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Update on The Yorkshire Museum

DATE: 17 September 2021 We’re closing so we can bloom next Spring!   Thank you all for visiting us over the last four months, it has been fantastic to see so many of you enjoying the collections and exhibitions! With the ‘Richard III Coming Home’ exhibition ending on October 31, we have decided to close the museum over …

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#CuratorBattle received a Highly Commended from the Museum and Heritage Awards

DATE: 2 July 2021 York Museums Trust’s project #CuratorBattle received a Highly Commended from the Museum and Heritage Awards last night (July 1).  The online project, which has been enjoyed by millions on Twitter over the last year, received the award in the Best Use of Social media category, with the Black Country Living Museum winning the …

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York Museums Trust invitation to tenders

DATE: 28 June 2021 York Museums Trust is inviting tenders to help evaluate and analyse visitor data to help us better understand our audiences and to inform our future plans as an audience focused organisation. For more details please click here.

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York Museums Trust’s project #CuratorBattle shortlisted for two national awards.

DATE: 4th June York Museums Trust’s project #CuratorBattle has been shortlisted for two national awards. The online project, which has been enjoyed by millions on Twitter over the last year, has been named a finalist in this year’s Association of Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Awards. The winner will be announced this November. The nomination …

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Celebrate Summer at York Museum Gardens

DATE: 2nd June 2021 Food, drink and music as the sun sets in one of York’s most beautiful locations  June 18-19, 6:30pm-10pm. Celebrate midsummer with friends, food, drink and music in the beautiful surroundings of York Museums Gardens. To mark midsummer, York Museums Trust is offering a unique opportunity to watch the sun set …

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