York’s Sweet Past: A taste of success - the Inspirational Mary Ann Craven

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Credit: David Harrison

  • Weekdays throughout the Festival, 11.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Free, but Museum admission applies
    No booking required
  • York Castle Museum, Eye of York (map)
  • Limited wheelchair access

Event details‌‌

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Delve into York’s sweet past and meet our costumed confectioner Mary Ann Craven on York Castle Museum’s Victorian cobbled street, Kirkgate. Find out how Mary – famous for her French almonds and boiled sweets – became a successful businesswoman in a male orientated Victorian world. Then join us as we bring history to life through your taste buds with confectionery demonstrations in the Castle kitchen.  You may even get to sample some delicious sweet treats!

Suitable for all ages.

The character actor will be on the first floor of the Museum which is accessible by ramp. The Castle kitchen is accessible by stairs only. Further information on access at York Castle Museum is available here.

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