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Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum – Sat 27 Jul 2024

Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum

Date: Saturday 27 July 2024, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum is included in general admission.

 

Ever wanted to visit a Viking?

Run into a Roman?

Follow the footsteps of a Fossil Hunter?

Meet a Medieval Storyteller?

…. A whole host of exciting characters will be dropping into the Yorkshire Museum this year!

This is YOUR invitation to ….

…….. MEET ME AT THE YORKSHIRE!

 

Suitable for all ages.

Short stories and object handling throughout the day. Times will be advertised at the Museum on the day.

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Creative Family Wednesdays – Wed 31 Jul 2024

Creative Family Wednesdays

Date: Wednesday 31 July 2024, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

10:30am – 3:30pm, drop in anytime (no booking required)
FREE, included in general admission ticket price.
Inspired by our collections and exhibitions, join us and for free drop-in creative workshops for all the family.
Suitable for families of all ages, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum – Sat 3 Aug 2024

Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum

Date: Saturday 3 August 2024, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum is included in general admission.

 

Ever wanted to visit a Viking?

Run into a Roman?

Follow the footsteps of a Fossil Hunter?

Meet a Medieval Storyteller?

…. A whole host of exciting characters will be dropping into the Yorkshire Museum this year!

This is YOUR invitation to ….

…….. MEET ME AT THE YORKSHIRE!

 

Suitable for all ages.

Short stories and object handling throughout the day. Times will be advertised at the Museum on the day.

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Mesolithic Life Comes Alive in York! – Wed 7 Aug 2024

Mesolithic Life Comes Alive in York!

Dates: Wednesday 7 August 2024–Sunday 1 September 2024, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

‘Britain’s Oldest House’ to be Built in Museum Gardens!

7 August to 1 September 2024 

Just what is it like to build and live in a Mesolithic House? 11,000 years ago our ancestors were not just surviving, they were thriving and this summer, visitors to York’s Museum Gardens can see the challenges of building a Mesolithic house for themselves and find out more about these ancient people’s lives from the exhibition in the Yorkshire Museum. 

From 7 August, a team from the York Museums Trust and the University of York, and experts in ancient technology and archaeology, will build a Mesolithic house using evidence gleaned from the world famous prehistoric archaeological site at Star Carr in Yorkshire.  One of the most important discoveries at the site was the oldest known house in Britain. The house construction in the Museum gardens will be based on evidence from the archaeological site using techniques and materials, such as stone tools and plant materials which would have been used 11,000 years ago.  Professor Nicky Milner, Head of Archaeology, and Dr Jess Bates, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of York, are spearheading the project with experts Diederik Pomstra and Leo Wolterbeek and support from Dr Adam Parker, Curator of Archaeology at York Museums Trust. This project has been made possible by funding from the National Heritage Lottery Fund.  

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Creative Family Wednesdays: Star Carr Special! – Wed 7 Aug 2024

Creative Family Wednesdays: Star Carr Special!

Date: Wednesday 7 August 2024, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

10:30am – 3:30pm, drop in anytime (no booking required)
FREE, included in general admission ticket price.

Join us on Wednesdays during the school holidays for artist run creative workshops inspired by our Star Carr exhibition delivered outdoors in Museum Gardens next to the Mesolithic Hut. Drop in anytime, no need to book.

Suitable for families of all ages, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum – Sat 10 Aug 2024

Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum

Date: Saturday 10 August 2024, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum is included in general admission.

 

Ever wanted to visit a Viking?

Run into a Roman?

Follow the footsteps of a Fossil Hunter?

Meet a Medieval Storyteller?

…. A whole host of exciting characters will be dropping into the Yorkshire Museum this year!

This is YOUR invitation to ….

…….. MEET ME AT THE YORKSHIRE!

 

Suitable for all ages.

Short stories and object handling throughout the day. Times will be advertised at the Museum on the day.

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Creative Family Wednesdays: Star Carr Special! – Wed 14 Aug 2024

Creative Family Wednesdays: Star Carr Special!

Date: Wednesday 14 August 2024, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

10:30am – 3:30pm, drop in anytime (no booking required)
FREE, included in general admission ticket price.
Join us on Wednesdays during the school holidays for artist run creative workshops inspired by our Star Carr exhibition delivered outdoors in Museum Gardens next to the Mesolithic Hut. Drop in anytime, no need to book.
Suitable for families of all ages, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Star Carr Storytelling – Thu 15 Aug 2024

Star Carr Storytelling

Date: Thursday 15 August 2024, 10:30 am - 3:45 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Thursday 15 August 

10:30-11:15am 

11:30am-12:15pm 

2:00-2:45pm 

3:00-3.45pm 

(No booking required, included in general admission) 

 

Join Hoglet’s Theatre Company for an adventure into the prehistoric world of Star Carr in these immersive, outdoor story-telling sessions suitable for all the family. Timed sessions will take place throughout the day next to the Mesolithic Hut.  

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Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum – Sat 17 Aug 2024

Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum

Date: Saturday 17 August 2024, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum is included in general admission.

 

Ever wanted to visit a Viking?

Run into a Roman?

Follow the footsteps of a Fossil Hunter?

Meet a Medieval Storyteller?

…. A whole host of exciting characters will be dropping into the Yorkshire Museum this year!

This is YOUR invitation to ….

…….. MEET ME AT THE YORKSHIRE!

 

Suitable for all ages.

Short stories and object handling throughout the day. Times will be advertised at the Museum on the day.

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Star Carr Skills Weekend – Sat 17 Aug 2024

Star Carr Skills Weekend

Dates: Saturday 17 August 2024–Sunday 18 August 2024, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August 

10:30-4pm drop-in sessions, times advertised on the day (no booking required) 

 

Ever wondered how you can turn nettles into twine or shale into decorative pendants? Join expert Chris Woodland as he introduces you to Mesolithic craftsmanship using natural materials and learn the skills needed for everyday life at Star Carr.    

 

Chris Woodland is an experimental archaeologist and prehistoric crafts practitioner. Most recently, he has taught prehistoric craft workshops at Creswell Crags and the Kierikki Stone Age Centre in Finland. His workshops are complemented by his academic background in prehistoric archaeology. In-depth research goes into each workshop, tracing the origins of skills and knowledge back to our ancient ancestors.  

 

All activities are free and will take place in the marquee next to the Mesolithic Hut on the main lawn outside the Yorkshire Museum. Participating children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  

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