• Date and time: Sunday 13 June 2021, 12.30pm to 2pm
  • Location: Shambles Market (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

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Event details

Expect live demonstrations, history and humour on this all-new science tour from Theatre of Science! Award-winning science communicator Lara Stafford uses the city to teach science, and science to explain bits of York you may not have seen before.  

Suitable for adults and children aged 5+, but all are very welcome.

The tour begins at Henshelwoods Delicatessen in the Shambles Market and ends in Museum Gardens. Free but gratuities appreciated.

In-person tours will run on Saturday 5, Sunday 6, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June at a variety of times. Please see the Festival Calendar for more information.

The tour is also running as a virtual event on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June; click here for details.

Praise for the 2019 tour:

  • Brilliant! The combination of science, history and entertainment was great.  Also seeing new places in York.  Thank you so much!”
  • Kept the children engaged, loved the use of props!”
  • Absolutely brilliant - really loved it! Great mix of science and history or York, delivered in a humorous way.”
  • You made it fun, even for a miserable old bloke” - A miserable old bloke. 


In-person events

Given the current pandemic and the uncertainty around restrictions lifting, our in-person events may be subject to change. Please check the Festival website and social media for the latest information. Ticket-holders will receive an email to alert them to any changes after booking.

About the speaker

Lara Stafford streams live weekly science shows and Home-Ed lessons from her Facebook page Theatre of Science. Winner of the Little Viking’s Best Online Class 2020, the Yorkshire science communicator’s online content is free to access, with supporters receiving her bi-monthly magazine. See patreon.com/theatreofscience for details.


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Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible