Theme: Exploring York

Take a history walking tour from Rome to Rowntree, find out about the stories behind York’s Solar System Greenway and explore utopian York with our podcast trail.

What's on

Sat
16
Jun

‘Have a Go’ Bell Ringing at St Martin

Come along to St Martin Coney Street and try your hand at bell ringing under the guidance of the church’s skilled team of bell ringers. Watch demonstrations on the peal of eight bells before having a go yourself.

Thu
14
Jun

Reinventing the North: From Rome to Rowntree

Join historical tour guide Peter Edwards for a walking tour as he challenges some of the stereotypes of Yorkshire and the North. Find out why Yorkshire deserves a more prominent role in the national historical narrative and why the county’s experience of the ‘story of Britain’ is very different to that of the narrative promoted by popular history.

Sun
10
Jun

From Railway to Greenway: The making of the Solar System Greenway

Join us for a guided walk or cycle ride - or make your own way – and discover the stories behind the Solar System Greenway.

Thu
7
Jun

Reinventing the North: From Rome to Rowntree

Join historical tour guide Peter Edwards for a walking tour as he challenges some of the stereotypes of Yorkshire and the North. Find out why Yorkshire deserves a more prominent role in the national historical narrative and why the county’s experience of the ‘story of Britain’ is very different to that of the narrative promoted by popular history.

Thu
7
Jun

Behind the Scenes with York Archaeological Trust

Join York Archaeological Trust curators for a guided tour behind the scenes at YAT’s Archaeological Resource Centre. Learn what happens to the amazing artefacts that aren’t on public display and how they continue to be put to work to enhance our understanding of the past.

Thu
7
Jun

Archives Blitz-It!

Did you know Explore York Archives holds over 1.5 miles of archives if you placed them end to end? Join archivists for this hands-on workshop, helping them to process some of these archives before they are made available to the public.

Throughout the Festival

Exploring Utopian York

In this guided podcast trail, Sarah Lohmann of Durham University and Adam Stock of York St John University discuss utopian visions, science fiction and the imagination in locations while exploring the city centre of York.

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