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Theme: Exploring York

Try some medieval cooking, take a walk through York's chocolate history or find out about some of the women who have helped shape York. 

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Sun
18
Jun

Fifty Things to Look Out for on Five Rowntree Walks in York

Join us on Festival weekends for five guided walks highlighting ten little-known ‘things’ on each walk.

Sun
18
Jun

The Lost Windmills of York

Do you live on a ‘Mill Lane’ or near a ‘Millfield’? If you do then it is very likely that at some time in history there was a windmill or a watermill nearby. In the past dozens of windmills could be seen across the skyline of York. Now they have all gone except for Holgate Windmill, which has been fully restored to working order producing flour for sale.

Sun
18
Jun

Fifty Things to Look Out for on Five Rowntree Walks in York

Join us on Festival weekends for five guided walks highlighting ten little-known ‘things’ on each walk.

Sat
17
Jun

The Lost Windmills of York

Do you live on a ‘Mill Lane’ or near a ‘Millfield’? If you do then it is very likely that at some time in history there was a windmill or a watermill nearby. In the past dozens of windmills could be seen across the skyline of York. Now they have all gone except for Holgate Windmill, which has been fully restored to working order producing flour for sale.

Sat
17
Jun

Fifty Things to Look Out for on Five Rowntree Walks in York

Join us on Festival weekends for five guided walks highlighting ten little-known ‘things’ on each walk.

Fri
16
Jun

Archives Blitz-It: The city in print

Explore York Archives is offering a chance to get hands-on with some of York’s amazing local history collections, including historical material printed in York itself. The Archives holds around 60,000 local history items, including pamphlets, photographs, newspapers and maps.

Thu
15
Jun

Viking: Rediscover the legend…The Vikings are coming!

Take a journey through the early years of the Viking invasions with York Museums Trust Curator of Archaeology Natalie Buy. Enjoy the opportunity to handle artefacts as you learn what drove the Vikings to invade Anglo-Saxon Eoforwic and ultimately, how this led to the formation of Britain.

Thu
15
Jun

Archives Blitz-It: The city in print

Explore York Archives is offering a chance to get hands-on with some of York’s amazing local history collections, including historical material printed in York itself. The Archives holds around 60,000 local history items, including pamphlets, photographs, newspapers and maps.

Wed
14
Jun

Archives Blitz-It: The city in print

Explore York Archives is offering a chance to get hands-on with some of York’s amazing local history collections, including historical material printed in York itself. The Archives holds around 60,000 local history items, including pamphlets, photographs, newspapers and maps.

Tue
13
Jun

Archives Blitz-It: The city in print

Explore York Archives is offering a chance to get hands-on with some of York’s amazing local history collections, including historical material printed in York itself. The Archives holds around 60,000 local history items, including pamphlets, photographs, newspapers and maps.

Mon
12
Jun

Science Places and Things: A York walk

Come join us for a guided walk and change your perceptions of York’s history. The York Science Trails Group aims to highlight the city’s important and interesting scientific people and locations: from Alcuin, anemometers and atomic science to bears, botany and zoos.

Mon
12
Jun

Archives Blitz-It: The city in print

Explore York Archives is offering a chance to get hands-on with some of York’s amazing local history collections, including historical material printed in York itself. The Archives holds around 60,000 local history items, including pamphlets, photographs, newspapers and maps.

Sun
11
Jun

Fifty Things to Look Out for on Five Rowntree Walks in York

Join us on Festival weekends for five guided walks highlighting ten little-known ‘things’ on each walk.

Sun
11
Jun

Fish ‘n’ Ships: Fishing through time

Join University of York archaeologists, historians and ecologists to discuss how people caught, farmed, and used fish in the past and still use them today. Take part in fish related activities suitable for all the family: get your hands dirty digging for the remains of a meal, touch fish skeletons, or make your own colourful fish using fish glue.

Sat
10
Jun

Mapping Women’s History in York

Join York Explore Archivist Laura Yeoman as she guides you through some of the highlights of the York Archives materials that reveal the fascinating lives of women in York’s history. York St John University researchers Elodie Duché, Anne-Marie Evans and Kaley Kramer will then introduce some of the women that inspire their research.

Sat
10
Jun

Fish ‘n’ Ships: Fishing through time

Join University of York archaeologists, historians and ecologists to discuss how people caught, farmed, and used fish in the past and still use them today. Take part in fish related activities suitable for all the family: get your hands dirty digging for the remains of a meal, touch fish skeletons, or make your own colourful fish using fish glue.

Sat
10
Jun

Fifty Things to Look Out for on Five Rowntree Walks in York

Join us on Festival weekends for five guided walks highlighting ten little-known ‘things’ on each walk.

Tue
6
Jun

Viking: Rediscover the legend…The York Helmet

The eighth-century York Helmet is the most outstanding example of the Anglo-Saxon period to survive in Europe. Discover the inscription in Latin on its crest and what else we can tell about its probable owner. Join York Museums Trust Curator of Archaeology, Natalie Buy, to learn more.

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