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JORVIK Viking Centre
Black Bull Inn, BoroughbridgeYO51 9AR
2 DIG YO1 8NN
Bay Horse Inn, Fulford
Micklegate Bar Museum
Shallowâ€™s Car Park, Stamford Bridge
St Sampsons Square
Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA
6 Valhalla YO1 9NR
E Woodland Creative Centre, Scarborugh
New Exhibitions this Autumn Valhalla: In Search of the Viking Dead
10.00am – 5.00pm | 10 Coppergate | Admission included in your ticket to any of the JORVIK Group attractions, otherwise £2.50 adult, £1.50 conc, £1 child. Exhibition ends 4th November. Created in association with York Minster and the Manx Museum, Isle of Man, Valhalla explores Viking burials throughout the British Isles. Investigate the commemoration and burial rites of the Viking age, from pagan boat burials, through ornately carved headstones, to Christian inhumations. This brand new exhibition explores the mythology and artistry of the Norse world and, using objects excavated in York, exposes the melting-pot of culture that York became in the 9th to 11th centuries.
From Hamlet to Hollywood: A Royal Celebration
10.00am – 5.00pm (11.00am - 5.00pm from 5th November) Barley Hall | Normal admission prices apply. Barley Hall’s stunning exhibition of historic costumes from the movies now includes clothing worn by Keira Knightly and Ralph Fiennes in The Duchess, Rhys Ifans in Anonymous, and Kathy Bates as Queen Victoria in Around the World in 80 Days. Also on display is the costume worn by Johnny Depp in From Hell and four costumes from The King’s Speech, including that worn by the young Elizabeth II.
A Royal Gateway
10.00am – 4.00pm (11.00am - 3.00pm from 5th November) Micklegate Bar Museum | Normal admission prices apply New for the year of the Diamond Jubilee, this exhibition looks at the ceremonial role played by Micklegate Bar in welcoming ruling monarchs and other members of the royal family to the city over the centuries. See archive video footage, hear dramatised accounts and explore some of the extraordinary tales of pomp and pageantry witnessed at the Bar over the years.
Looking Back at Hungate
10.00am – 5.00pm | DIG | Normal admission prices apply. Visit DIG for a unique opportunity to see some of its archaeological treasures displayed together for the first time. From Roman grave goods and Viking craftsmanship, through to medieval life and Victorian industry, this innovative new exhibition uses artefacts to tell the story of a changing city landscape.
Gladiators: A Cemetery of Secrets
Tuesdays – Saturdays 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday 2.30 – 4.00pm, closed Mondays | Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA £2.50 Adult, £1.50 conc. . Exhibition ends 4th November. See six skeletons that have excited controversy and debate ever since their discovery by YAT archaeologists. All died a violent death in Roman York. But who were they? It’s up to you to review the evidence and decide! All these exhibitions are free to visit with a YAT Pass. The YAT Pass is a yearly pass that enables unlimited free admission to all of The JORVIK Group attractions.
SEPTEMBER EVENTS Sunday 2nd September The Battles of Boroughbridge (1322) and Myton (1319) 2.00pm | meet opposite the Black Bull Inn, Boroughbridge YO51 9NR £4 adult, £3 conc. Please be aware: you will be required to drive from Boroughbridge to Myton for the second part of the tour. Join YAT Battlefield Officer Russell Marwood to tour these two evocative and unspoilt sites, the first the place where the rebellious Earl of Hereford met an unpleasant end, the second the scene of the destruction of the ‘White Chapter’ by the Scottish veterans of Bannockburn. Please wear outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear, and be prepared to walk long distances and cross busy roads. Walk duration: 2 ½ hrs approx. Pre-booking essential: 01904 615505.
Thursday 20th September Special Occasions Fayre
4.00 – 8.00pm | Barley Hall | FREE Come explore this unique venue to see what is on offer for that special occasion. Our experienced team and suppliers will be on hand to discuss your requirements, whether it be a 50th birthday celebration, a medieval banquet or a Christmas party. All bookings taken on the evening will receive a 10% discount.
Saturday 22nd September Eating through the Ages - Roman Drinks & Nibbles
5.30 – 6.30pm | Demonstration Area – St Sampson’s Square £5, £4.50 friends of Food Festival Join York Archaeological Trust’s Dr Andrew ‘Bone’ Jones for a tasty and entertaining look at the kinds of food and drink the Romans would have enjoyed. This enlightening talk will include Roman-style nibbles for you to try, washed down with typical Roman beverages. Move on from this to one of the Festival’s meal deals - or stay around to enjoy the next theme - the Vikings! This is an event in conjunction with York Food Festival. Please book tickets directly at www.yorkfoodfestival.com
Eating through the Ages - Viking Drinks & Nibbles
7.00 – 8.00pm | Demonstration Area – St Sampson’s Square £5, £4.50 friends of Food Festival The second in Dr ‘Bone’ Jones’s fascinating, tasty & entertaining talks for York Food Festival – this session will focus on the kinds of food and drink Vikings would have enjoyed, back when York was named Jorvik! We’ll have Viking-style snacks for you to try, washed down with typical Viking beverages. Move on from this to one of the Festival’s super meal deals! This is an event in conjunction with York Food Festival. Please book tickets directly at www.yorkfoodfestival.com
Sunday 23rd September Fulford Battlefield Walk
10.30am | meet Bay Horse Inn car park, Fulford YO10 4PN £4 adult, £3 conc. Join YAT Battlefield Officer Russell Marwood to tour the site where Harald Hardrada’s Vikings clashed with the men of York on 20th September 1066, in a notorious and bloody encounter that marked the beginning of the end of the Viking Age in England. Please note: use of parking spaces at the Bay Horse Inn is for pub patrons only. Outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear essential. The walk may involve crossing busy roads. Walk duration: 1 hour approx. Pre-booking essential: 01904 615505.
The Star Carr Festival
10:00am – 4:00pm | Woodend Creative Centre, Scarborough, YO11 2PW | FREE An exciting event for families that will bring Star Carr, Yorkshire’s most amazing Stone Age site, and the occupants of the “oldest house in Britain” to life. The event will include Mesolithic tales from storyteller Ben Haggerty, handling real Stone Age artefacts, activities such as making fish traps and wearing head-dresses and lectures by Dr Nicky Milner on Star Carr and the Mesolithic (www.starcarr.com). A University of York event, in conjunction with Scarborough Museums Trust and the Vale of Pickering Research Trust, sponsored by Hanson UK.
Meet the Victorian Cook at Mansion House
11.00am – 4.00pm | York Mansion House £5 adult, £4 concession, £3 child A rare opportunity to gain access to the Mansion House kitchens and witness the Victorian Cook in full swing. Cooking dishes from the Georgian and Victorian heyday of Mansion House, she’ll be demonstrating the arts of cookery, as well as giving tips and tidbits about food in times past. The cook will be portrayed by Annie Gray, a food historian who appears regularly on television as well as acting as a consultant to heritage sites across the UK. She is also an experienced costumed interpreter and lecturer. No pre-booking required, please just come along on the day.
Monday 24th September Valhalla: In Search of the Viking Dead
7:00pm | 10 Coppergate | £4 Join Dr Victoria Whitworth of the University of the Highlands and Islands for this illustrated talk on the carved images of the Viking era. Find out how Vikings depicted their dead in stone monuments, and enjoy an after-hours chance to view the collection of stones on display in the new Valhalla: In Search of the Viking Dead exhibition. Pre-booking essential: 01904 615505.
Tuesday 25th September Dr Andrew ‘Bone’ Jones Food Demonstration
2.00pm, | Demonstrations Area - St Sampson’s Square | FREE Join Dr Andrew ‘Bone’ Jones for a ‘nutty professor’s’ view of food through the ages - with his shopping trolley packed with produce, ‘Bone’ is going to look back at the food we could and and could not get in ages gone by. Explore archaeological methods of examining historical diets by investigating poo – this is sure to be a fascinating, if somewhat different, addition to this year’s Food Festival programme!
Thursday 27th September A Taste of History: Jorvik Roaming Supper
Starts 6.00pm | JORVIK Viking Centre | £38 Enjoy a very special evening of sumptuous & hearty locally-sourced food along with exclusive after-hours access to 3 of our fantastic attractions! Your stroll through history begins with welcome drinks and Viking-themed canapés at JORVIK Viking Centre, where you’ll receive VIP treatment as costumed interactive characters give you private tours of our galleries and you enjoy our time capsule ride. Onwards to medieval town house Barley Hall for a goblet of mead, private view of our From Hamlet to Hollywood exhibition, followed by a seated medieval banquet in the Great Hall; your evening will end in style as you’re escorted to DIG to conclude with desert canapés, tea, coffee and York chocolates & fudge, plus the opportunity to look around the fabulous Looking Back at Hungate exhibition. This event promises to be a great addition to this year’s York Food Festival and places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment. Pre-booking essential 01904 615505. Menu will be given on booking, please advise if you have any dietary requirements. Your ticket includes drinks with your meal at Barley Hall.
Saturday 29th September Eating through the Ages: Middle Ages Drinks & Nibbles
5.30 -6.30pm | Demonstrations Area - St Sampson’s Square £5, £4.50 friends of the Food Festival Meet York Archaeological Trust’s Dr Jones for his third tasty and entertaining look at the kinds of food and drink that have been enjoyed throughout time, today looking at flavours from the Middle Ages. This enlightening talk will include Middle-Age-style nibbles washed down with typical beverages. Move on from this to one of the Festival’s meal deals - or stay around to enjoy the next theme - the Victorians! This is an event in conjunction with York Food Festival. Please book tickets directly at www.yorkfoodfestival.com
Eating through the Ages: Victorian Drinks & Nibbles
7.00 – 8.00pm | Demonstrations Area - St Sampson’s Square £5, £4.50 friends of the Food Festival A final tasty and entertaining look at the kinds of food and drink enjoyed historically, with Dr Andrew ‘Bone’ Jones of York Archaeological Trust. This fourth session looks at foods & flavours the Victorians would have enjoyed. Victorian-style nibbles will be included in this illuminating talk, and can be washed down with typical Victorian beverages. Move on from this to one of the Festival’s meal deals! This is an event in conjunction with York Food Festival. Please book tickets directly at www.yorkfoodfestival.com
Sunday 30th September Stamford Bridge Battlefield Walk
10.30am | meet at Shallows car park, Viking Road YO41 1A, Stamford Bridge YO41 1A | £4 adult, £3 conc. Join YAT Battlefield Officer Russell Marwood to visit the site of the last great Viking battle fought on English soil, where a king was slain and where an extraordinary act of courage saw a lone warrior hold an entire army at bay. Outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear essential. The walk may involve crossing busy roads. Walk duration: 2 hours approx. Pre-booking essential: 01904 615505.
October Events Friday 26th October From Barley Hall to Hell
8.00pm | Barley Hall, £10 | suitable for over 18s only Get in the mood for Halloween with an after-hours visit to the ‘From Hamlet to Hollwood’ exhibition at Barley Hall, which now contains the costume worn by Johnny Depp as Inspector Frederick Abberline in the atmospheric Victorian horror From Hell. See the film and enjoy themed entertainments and a complimentary pie and peas snack, served by your costumed hosts. Pre-booking essential: 01904 615505.
Friday 26th – Sunday 28th Candlelit Tours and Spooky Stories at York Mansion House
6.30pm | York Mansion House | £8 adult, £5 conc. Unlock some of the murky secrets of York’s grandest residence with this spooky candlelit tour. Warm clothing and sturdy footwear are recommended! Pre-booking essential: 01904 615505. A York Mansion House event.
Saturday 27th October – Sunday 4th November DIG: All the Fun of the Fair!
10.30am – 4.00pm | DIG | Normal admission prices apply. The Hungate excavation uncovered the secrets of Victorian York. Come to DIG to enjoy the new Looking Back at Hungate exhibition, and to have a go at some traditional Victorian fairground games. Join our gamesmaster and take the coconut shy challenge for your chance to win a prize!
Make your own Accessory
10.30am – 4.00pm | Barley Hall Normal admission prices apply (plus £1 per activity). Use our craft materials to make a fun necklace, Venetian mask or corsage.
The Royal Gateway Quest
10.30am – 4.00pm | Micklegate Bar Museum Normal admission prices apply. The King is coming to York, but there is danger in the city… Make and colour in your detector disc and follow the clues to uncover the identity of the hidden assassin, then claim your prize! Suitable for ages 7 and over. With have-a-go craft activities for younger children.
Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November Ask the Archaeologist – Looking Back at Hungate
10.30am – 12.30pm; 2.00pm – 3.00pm | DIG Normal admission prices apply Chat with a Hungate archaeologist, who will explain their work and tell you some of the stories behind the exhibits in the stunning new Looking Back at Hungate exhibition.
Monday 29th October Wizard at Barley Hall
2.00pm | Barley Hall | £10 per child (1 accompanying adult per child goes free). Suitable for 5, 6 and 7 year olds. A spellbinding magic show starring The Magic Hatter as The Wizard of Wonderland! Find out what happens when a young sorcerer tries to buy a magic wand, brews peculiar potions and casts amazing spells...someone might even be asked play the part of the young wizard, helping to hatch a mystical creature. Brimming with a cauldron full of magic, a pinch of storytelling, a drop of mystery and a dash of excitement. Pre-booking essential: 01904 615505.
Tuesday 30th October Terry Deary comes to Durham!
10.30am – 1.00pm | Gladiators: a Cemetery of Secrets, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA | FREE The author of the phenomenal ‘Horrible Histories’ will be making his lastever visit to our Gladiators exhibition this October! Come and meet him, buy copies of his latest titles and chat with him about his ‘Roman Tales’. If you like, you can visit the exhibition to take a closer look at the real-life Roman remains too! (Access to exhibition £2.50 adult, £1.50 child / conc)
Wednesday 31st October Haunted Hall
6.00 – 8.00pm | Barley Hall | £6 adult, £4 conc. Suitable for children. Tour starts every 30 minutes. Admission includes a hot chocolate. A spine-chilling night awaits you as you explore Barley Hall by candlelight in the company of a cast of creepy characters. With surprises in store and frights galore, this is an evening of fun for kids both big and small. Pre-booking essential: 01904 615505.
November Events Thursday 1st November Myths of the Vikings Puppet Show
3.30pm | DIG | £7 In keeping with our new Valhalla: In Search of the Viking Dead exhibition, we have a fantastic half term treat from Clydebuilt Puppets, who return to York with their enormously popular Myths of the Vikings show! Pre-booking essential: 01904 615505. Each child’s ticket includes a snackbag; please mention when booking whether your child has any special dietary requirements.
Friday 2nd November Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2012: Plagues, Pox & Pestilence with Richard Platt
5.30pm | DIG | FREE We are delighted to be hosting this special event celebrating the 2012 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize with shortlisted title Plagues, Pox & Pestilence from award-winning author Richard Platt. The book is a fascinating and humorous exploration of plagues and diseases throughout history, told from a pest’s point of view, featuring memorable characters such as Professor Ratty and his tsetse fly lab assistant! Join us this evening for a chance to meet the author, take part in a range of activities like making a nosegay to ward off plague, make a lucky charm and some lotions & potions – plus, see a real plague doctor in a lively debate with a modern-day doctor and meet the gruesome barber surgeon! With medieval feast included, don’t miss your opportunity to be at this fantastic event and book your tickets now. Pre-booking essential: 01904 615505. Limited number of tickets available on a first come, first served basis.
Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th November Aesthetica Short Film Festival
10.00am – 5.00pm | Barley Hall & DIG Normal admission prices apply. The Aesthetica Short Film Festival is a celebration of independent film from across the world. Taking place across diverse locations in the city, the festival offers visitors a unique experience. Barley Hall and DIG are 2 of the specially chosen venues which will screen the finalists’ work. For more information visit http://www.asff.co.uk
Sunday 18th November The Queen
2.00pm, Barley Hall (costume tour) | 3.00pm York Mansion House (screening) | £7 A unique opportunity to view costumes worn in this acclaimed film by Dame Helen Mirren, before settling down to a special screening, complete with tea & cake, in the opulent setting of the state room in York Mansion House. Suitable for ages 12 and up. Pre-booking essential: 01904 615505.
Thursday 29th November – Sunday 2nd December St Nicholas Fayre 10.00am – 5.00pm | Barley Hall £2 adult, £1 conc., £5 family of four Medieval traders gather to sell their wares. Includes living history and unique gifts, plus enjoy traditional wine and ale at the bar!
Autumn and Half-Term EVENTS FROM YORK ARCHAEOLOGICAL TRUST
16th to 24th February 2013
1000 years ago when York was under Viking rule, great celebrations and festivities took place in February called ‘Jolablot’ to herald the coming of spring and the survival of winter hardships. These celebrations were long forgotten until the 1980s when York Archaeological Trust revived Jolablot, creating the biggest Viking Festival in Great Britain. Now celebrating its 28th year, the JORVIK Viking Festival is bigger than ever involving partners from across Yorkshire driving over 40,000 visitors to the city of York, Viking re-enactors from across Europe and media interest from around the world. For more information visit www.jorvik-viking-festival.com
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