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York Castle Prison
Come and see York Castle Prison's infamous residents and fascinating history brought to life in our special exhibition. Experience a brutal and crooked prison system and meet our most notorious prisoner: the legendary highwayman, Dick Turpin.

On: 09:30 Thu 9th Jan 2014
Until: 17:00 Sat 31st Dec 2016
Address: York Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY
Contact name: York Castle Museum
Phone number: 001904 687687
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk
Toy Stories
Take a trip back to your childhood and rediscover some of your favourite toys in this new exhibition.

Bikes, bath toys, computer games, Lego and beautiful handmade dolls are among the toys on show from the last 150 years so you can pick out your favourites and share stories with family and friends.

Play together in our exciting Castle inspired play area or head off on the teddy bear trail for children around the exhibition.

On: 09:30 Thu 9th Jan 2014
Until: 17:00 Sat 31st Dec 2016
Address: York Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY
Contact name: York Castle Museum
Phone number: 01904 687687
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk
The Sixties
The Sixties aims to recreate the spirit of this exciting decade which saw momentous change in so many areas of public and private life.

The gallery uses fascinating and iconic objects from the social history, art, fashion, military and astronomy collections to bring back the atmosphere of change which swept over the country during the 1960s. Highlights include a Lambretta scooter, a Dansette record player, Beatles singles and fashion by Mary Quant.

On: 09:30 Thu 9th Jan 2014
Until: 17:00 Sat 31st Dec 2016
Address: York Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY
Contact name: York Castle Museum
Phone number: 01904 687687
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk
Capital of the North
In the medieval kingdoms of Britain, the north was ruled from York. Anglian kings were baptised in its churches, Viking warriors plotted their southern raids and the Normans cruelly stamped their authority on the masses. From the ravages of war the city went on to flourish in a golden age of innovation, religion and trade.

Featuring some of the most prestigious and significant medieval objects ever found in Britain and exploring the lives of some of the most powerful people of the period, this new exhibition will tell the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York's walls.

On: 10:00 Thu 9th Jan 2014
Until: 17:00 Sat 31st Dec 2016
Address: Yorkshire Museum, York Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR
Contact name: Yorkshire Museum
Phone number: 01904 687687
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk
Chocolate & the People of York
York’s Chocolate Story announces its new exhibition: Chocolate and the People of York which will be opening on Friday 27th May.

At its peak, over 14,000 people were employed in York’s famous chocolate factories. Now, in a brand-new exhibition from York’s Chocolate Story, visitors will be able to hear the voices behind the industry as the people of York tell their own chocolate stories.
: The exhibition highlights include the coveted Rowntree’s Departmental Football Trophy with winners from 1904 to 2005, a century-old ornate fireman’s helmet from the Rowntree’s fire brigade as well as a number of amazing personal items and photography.

Bernie Fleck, who has been coordinating the exhibition says: We wanted to document some of the wonderful stories that our visitors have told us over the years. One of the most enjoyable parts of my job has been to hear about the amazing times that the workers had there. I’ve heard fantastic stories about romance and rivalries and mischief on the production line.

The new exhibition aims to show a unique perspective of a social history which is so important to the city of York and which York’s Chocolate Story is honoured to preserve.

On: 10:00am Fri 27th May 2016
Until: 4:00pm Sat 31st Dec 2016
Address: York's Chocolate Story, King's Square, YORK, YO1 7LD
Website: http://www.yorkschocolatestory.com
Exhibition: The Weird & The Wonderful
Fairfax House’s major summer exhibition will look at the social scene in English towns and cities including London, delving into the tempting array of decadent activities and pleasurable pursuits catering for all tastes and predilections, sometimes challenging the notions of what ‘polite’ entertainment encompassed in the eighteenth century.

From the pursuit of intimate pleasures to the raucous bedlam of the theatre, The Weird & The Wonderful opens a window onto the outrageous and sometimes shocking behaviour of ‘polite society’ – conducted in the name of entertainment.

Entry is included in admission to Fairfax House:
Adults £6 / Concessions £5 / Children under 16 Free

For more information please email info@fairfaxhouse.co.uk, phone 01904 655543, or visit www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk.

On: 10:00 Fri 29th Jul 2016
Until: 17:00 Sat 31st Dec 2016
Address: Fairfax House, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN
Contact name: Fairfax House
Phone number: 01904 655543
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk
Human and animal, alive and dead, familiar and strange; this major exhibition will explore how artists represent Flesh in their work.
Paintings by artists including, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, Circle of Rembrandt and Francis Bacon will show how the body and flesh have long been subject to intense scrutiny by artists.
These will be contrasted with contemporary works by internationally acclaimed artists Bruce Nauman, Jenny Saville and Adriana Varejeo as well as pieces by Sarah Lucas, John Coplans, Berlinde de Bruyckere and John Stezaker recently acquired by York Art Gallery through the Art Fund’s RENEW scheme.
The exhibition will raise questions about the body and ageing, race and gender, touch and texture and surface and skin.
Jointly curated with Dr Jo Applin from the University of York, the exhibition will be accompanied by a publication based on new research and a varied events programme including a symposium.

On: 10.00am Fri 23rd Sep 2016
Until: 5.00pm Sun 19th Mar 2017
Address: York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW
Website: http://www.yorkartgallery.org.uk
Moby Dick


For the seafarer’s life. Prophecy speaks of a great whale-ship and its quest for glory. Braving storms and tempest tides, the crew pursue a creature as vast, dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself; a white whale of mammoth size and will. With a demonically driven sea captain at the helm, an adrenaline-fuelled chase across the oceans awaits all who volunteer to come aboard...

Theatre Mill make an eagerly awaited return following their acclaimed summer 2015 courtroom staging of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution. This new adaptation of Moby Dick, written by award winning playwrights John Godber and Nick Lane, and directed by Gareth Tudor Price will run for a strictly limited time only in the medieval surroundings of the York Guildhall.

The voyage begins in a local inn, an in- the-round interactive theatre set where a group of old fisherman meet. Featuring spectacular live music and songs of the sea this promises to be a bold, exhilarating sea-faring adventure like no other.


19 OCT - 3 NOV 2016

On: 19.30 Wed 19th Oct 2016
Until: 21.30 Thu 3rd Nov 2016
Address: The Guildhall, St. Helen’s Square, York, YO1 9QN
Contact name: Sarah Cotterill
Phone number: 01904 553413
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.theatre-mill.co.uk/moby-dick-1
Future Engineers
Why not head to the National Railway Museum in York this October for a hi-tech, hands-on half term family experience. Explore the challenge zones, collect fascinating facts and discover your potential to be part of the next generation of engineers.

From 22nd to 30th October families are able to discover how they can shape the railways of the future. Through a series of interactive and educational activities, investigate real-life challenges that engineers face in the current era of rail renaissance.

The jam-packed week opens with an exciting weekend feature ‘live’ engineering demos and the chance to get creative as part of a big group challenge in the Museum’s Gallery.

On: Sat 22nd Oct 2016
Until: Sun 30th Oct 2016
Address: National Railway Museum York, NRM York, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ
Website: http://www.nrm.org.uk/planavisit/events/futureengineers
Take a SHOCK’olate Trick or Treat Tour of the City this Half Term… if you dare!
This Halloween York’s Chocolate Story will be hosting York’s most spook-tacular trick-or-treat tour. Courageous children can test their nerve as they are led on an eerie tour of the city centre by the unearthly ‘Count Fectionery’!

The trick-or-treat tour is perfect for little ones looking for something to do this October half-term (22nd October – 31st October). Full of tasty treats, ghoulish games and spooky stories as well as the history of such concoctions as ‘Terry’s All Ghould, ‘Kit Bats’ and ‘Rowntree’s Fright Pastilles’.
Little ones and their grown-ups are encouraged to come in Halloween fancy dress. There will be a competition for the best dressed throughout the week, with a jam packed hamper of chocolate and a family ticket to York’s Chocolate Story as the prize.

The tour will depart daily from the attraction, during October half-term (22nd October – 31st October) at 1pm and 3pm. There will also be a special after-school Halloween night tour at 5pm. Tickets are £5.99 per person or £19.99 for a family of four. Under 3’s are welcome to accompany older siblings free of charge.

Tickets must be pre booked at yorkschocolatestory.com or by visiting the attraction. Tours last approx 1 hour.

On: 1:00pm Sat 22nd Oct 2016
Until: 3:00pm Mon 31st Oct 2016
Address: King's Square (and Beyond!), York, YO17LD
Website: https://www.yorkschocolatestory.com/event/trick-treat-tours/
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