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University of York Sunday at the Yorkshire Museum

Sunday 26 June 2011, 11.00AM to 4pm

Ever wondered how the Vikings got about when York flooded and iced over?  Or tried to figure out how to measure the height of a three-hundred year old tree?   From the humorous to the horrific, student interns at the University of York’s Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past will offer food for the body and brain in a series of interpretation sessions and trails, all designed to tempt the public to explore the past in innovative ways. Activities will include Viking ice-skates and medieval stained glass and new trails about the history of the Jews in York and the Champion Trees in the Museum Gardens.

 The History of the Jews of York walking tour leaves the steps of the Yorkshire Museum at 11.30am and 3.00pm.  The tour will last 60 minutes and is free of charge. Those who are interested in the tour but have difficulty in walking may follow a presentation in the Yorkshire Museum instead.

Admission information

Entry to the Museum and activities is free to those showing a York Card or Student Union Card. No pre-booking required.

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York

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