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BBC History Magazine’s History Weekend 2018 – Fri 19 Oct 2018

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Dates: Friday 19 October 2018–Sunday 21 October 2018, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

From 19–21 October, BBC History Magazine’s History Weekend will be returning for its fourth year to the historic city of York.

The ancient city is steeped in history and we’re delighted to be hosting the festival in two fantastic venues: Yorkshire Museum, one of the first purpose-built museums in England, and King’s Manor, a stunning collection of Grade I listed buildings.

Featuring 29 diverse and engaging talks, interactive Q&As and book signings from some of the world’s leading historians and authors – including Ian Kershaw, Alison Weir, Andrew Roberts, Tracy Borman and Michael Wood – it’s a weekend not to be missed…

To find out more click , visit www.historyextra.com/york

In the meantime, why not see what other events we have coming up?

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 21 Oct 2018

Date: Sunday 21 October 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Meet inside the Museum Street gates and gain an insight into one of the most popular gardens in York. The gardens contain a wealth of plant life, botanical specimens and wildlife, as well as the spectacular ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and the Roman Multangular Tower. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the highlights of this truly unique garden.

Tours start at 1pm every Sunday and last approximately one hour.

Free, no need to book.

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Mystery Solved – A Gold Plaque from Roman York – Tue 23 Oct 2018

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Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

This Curator’s Talk is ideal for gaining an insight into one of the most interesting artefacts from our collections.

This talk is free with your admission. There’s no need to book.

Please note that we may have to change the date or title of this talk – please call 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk before your visit for the latest information.

In the meantime, why not see what other Curator’s Talks we have coming up?

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Explore and Draw: Strata – Rock – Dust – Stars – Tue 23 Oct 2018

A woman walking through an art installation. The ground is covered in what looks like snow.

Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Listen to a short talk from Assistant Curator of Natural Science Stuart Ogilvy, then create drawings with artist Griselda Goldsbrough, exploring drawing and sketching techniques.

This event is £15 per person, including admission to York Art Gallery and Yorkshire Museum.

Book your place here.

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York Observatory Open Day – Thu 25 Oct 2018

A building with a triangular roof in a public outdoor space.

Date: Thursday 25 October 2018, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Built in 1832 and 1833 and restored in 1981, York Observatory (which is nestled in York Museum Gardens) is the oldest working observatory in Yorkshire.

It houses a 4inch refractor telescope made by Thomas Cooke in 1850.

Opening hours are subject to the availability of volunteers, so please contact us ahead of your visit.

Our open days are free and there’s no need to book.

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The Big Bad Wolf – Sat 27 Oct 2018

October Half Term. 27 October - 4 November 2018.

Date: Saturday 27 October 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Join us October Half Term for this family-friendly event!

Take a trail around the museum as we look at some age-old myths about wolves, like werewolves and shapeshifters.

Then, if you dare, meet the Big Bad Wolf himself!

After that, take part in our very important debate about whether wolves should be brought back into the wild in Britain:

  • Look at the reasons for and against
  • Know your facts from your fiction as you use the information around the room to help you make a decision
  • Take a vote in our ballot box, share your views on our ‘view point wall’ and make your own badge or banner to take home

Meanwhile, under fives can enjoy traditional stories such as Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

We’ll also have lots of fun activities to do like reading story books, dressing up and playing with puppets.

This activity takes place between 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm and is included with your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

For all our family-friendly activities happening this half term, visit our October Half Term page.

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York Observatory Open Day – Sat 27 Oct 2018

A building with a triangular roof in a public outdoor space.

Date: Saturday 27 October 2018, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Built in 1832 and 1833 and restored in 1981, York Observatory (which is nestled in York Museum Gardens) is the oldest working observatory in Yorkshire.

It houses a 4inch refractor telescope made by Thomas Cooke in 1850.

Opening hours are subject to the availability of volunteers, so please contact us ahead of your visit.

Our open days are free and there’s no need to book.

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The Big Bad Wolf – Sun 28 Oct 2018

October Half Term. 27 October - 4 November 2018.

Date: Sunday 28 October 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Join us October Half Term for this family-friendly event!

Take a trail around the museum as we look at some age-old myths about wolves, like werewolves and shapeshifters.

Then, if you dare, meet the Big Bad Wolf himself!

After that, take part in our very important debate about whether wolves should be brought back into the wild in Britain:

  • Look at the reasons for and against
  • Know your facts from your fiction as you use the information around the room to help you make a decision
  • Take a vote in our ballot box, share your views on our ‘view point wall’ and make your own badge or banner to take home

Meanwhile, under fives can enjoy traditional stories such as Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

We’ll also have lots of fun activities to do like reading story books, dressing up and playing with puppets.

This activity takes place between 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm and is included with your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

For all our family-friendly activities happening this half term, visit our October Half Term page.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 28 Oct 2018

Date: Sunday 28 October 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Meet inside the Museum Street gates and gain an insight into one of the most popular gardens in York. The gardens contain a wealth of plant life, botanical specimens and wildlife, as well as the spectacular ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and the Roman Multangular Tower. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the highlights of this truly unique garden.

Tours start at 1pm every Sunday and last approximately one hour.

Free, no need to book.

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The Big Bad Wolf – Mon 29 Oct 2018

October Half Term. 27 October - 4 November 2018.

Date: Monday 29 October 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Join us October Half Term for this family-friendly event!

Take a trail around the museum as we look at some age-old myths about wolves, like werewolves and shapeshifters.

Then, if you dare, meet the Big Bad Wolf himself!

After that, take part in our very important debate about whether wolves should be brought back into the wild in Britain:

  • Look at the reasons for and against
  • Know your facts from your fiction as you use the information around the room to help you make a decision
  • Take a vote in our ballot box, share your views on our ‘view point wall’ and make your own badge or banner to take home

Meanwhile, under fives can enjoy traditional stories such as Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

We’ll also have lots of fun activities to do like reading story books, dressing up and playing with puppets.

This activity takes place between 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm and is included with your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

For all our family-friendly activities happening this half term, visit our October Half Term page.

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