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Viking Pirates and Dragons at the Yorkshire Museum!

This February half-term become a Viking Pirate and learn How to Train Your Dragon at the Yorkshire Museum!

All honorary Viking Pirates are invited to the Yorkshire Museum on Saturday 21st February for a special screening of the DreamWorks animation How to Train Your Dragon on the full-sized cinema screen and for some fun Viking Pirate themed activities throughout the school holidays.

This family favourite film features Hiccup the Viking who befriends an injured dragon he calls Toothless. As the story unfolds, it turns out that this unlikely friendship could dramatically change the future of Hiccup and his Viking people.

Emma Williams, assistant curator of science and archaeology (learning) said:

“We are really excited to be showing How to Train Your Dragon on the full-sized screen at the Yorkshire Museum this February half-term.

Not only is this a fantastic family film that children will enjoy but the museum is a unique and exciting venue which will make this a really special experience.”

This special film screening will take place on Saturday 21st February at the Yorkshire Museum at 3pm. Tickets cost £5 plus admission and can be purchased from the Yorkshire Museum reception desk.

Over the rest of February half- term, children can also take on the roles of Viking Pirates to build their very own miniature longboat, follow the clues around the Yorkshire Museum on the Pieces of Eight Trail to find some special treasure and, on select days, they might uncover buried treasures with the museums’ special hand held metal detectors or even make their own craft dragon to take home and train for themselves!

Activities include:

Buried Treasure – Pieces of Eight Trail

Available every day, 10am – 5pm

Follow the clues around the museum to find the Bedale Hoard. If you are successful then claim your own chocolate treasure!
50p per trail

Metal Detecting

18 – 19 February, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

What buried treasure will you be able to discover using the museum’s special hand held metal detectors?

Viking Longboats

Every day, 10am – 5pm

Dress as a Viking pirate and make your own mini longboat.

Special Film Screening: How To Train Your Dragon

Saturday 21 February, 3pm

Meet Hiccup the Viking, who befriends a young dragon in this DreamWorks animation from 2010.
Tickets are £5 – purchase at reception. Museum admission is additional.

Craft Dragons

Saturday 21 February, 10am – 5pm

Craft materials will be available in the Learning Labs for budding Vikings to make their own dragon to take home and train!

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