JORVIK VIKING CENTRE
Tuesday 7th June Pottery in Archaeology: How and Why Did it Change Over Time?
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14:00 | 47 Aldwark, York YO1 7BX I £10 York Archaeological Trust’s pottery expert, Anne Jenner, will lead you through an illustrated talk on pottery found in York. With opportunities to handle some excavated examples and have your own pottery finds identified at the end of the session. Your ticket includes a hot drink. Pre-booking essential
Thursday 9th June Countdown to Canute Quiz Night
19:30 | Barley Hall | £10 per team of four (£2.50pp for smaller teams) Celebrate the 1000-year anniversary of Canute’s accession to the English throne with this Anglo-Saxon & Viking-themed general knowledge, words and numbers quiz! Join our host, a Viking skald, for kennings, mystery objects and more, including the deadly final round: Canute’s Conundrum. With mead and ale to buy from our bar, this light-hearted evening in the splendid setting of Barley Hall is sure to appeal to your inner Viking - plus there are themed prizes to be won! Pre-booking essential
Following the severe flooding in York at Christmas JORVIK Viking Centre remains closed until further notice. Help us to re-develop and re-imagine the home of the Vikings in York by donating to the JORVIKFlood appeal:
Wednesday 15th June Turning Back the Clock - Guided Tour
10:30 & 14:30 | 421 Huntington Road, YO31 9HT | £6.50 Join York Archaeological Trust curators for a guided tour behind the scenes at our Archaeological Resource Centre. Travel back in time from the Victorian era to Pre-history and discover the history of York through the latest research on some of the artefacts in our collection. Your ticket includes a hot drink. Pre-booking essential
Wednesday 15th June Burials at St Benet’s
19:00 | DIG | Adult £6.50, Friends of YAT £5.50 In 2015 Arts Council England funded new research into York Archaeological Trust excavations of the Swinegate area of York in the 1980s and 90s. A number of exceptional artefacts were found including a collection of wooden coffins and covers with human remains dated from the late 9th to early 11th-century. Hear from YAT Field Officer Jane McComish and Conservator Steve Allen about the background to this fascinating dig and the new discoveries that continue to be made. Pre-booking essential
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SPRING & SUMMER EVENTS PROGRAMME 2016
Saturday 12th March British Science Week : The Science behind Conservation
10:00 - 16:00 | DIG | Normal Admission Prices Apply Discover the fascinating science behind essential archaeological conservation with experts from York Archaeological Trust, who will demonstrate techniques used to process and conserve historical artefacts. With opportunities for you to get hands on this is the perfect event for any would-be conservators.
Saturday 19th March Battle of Towton Commemorative Event
10:00 – 16:00 | Barley Hall, The Richard III Experience at Monk Bar and The Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar | Normal Admission Prices Apply Visit our medieval attractions and help us commemorate one of the bloodiest battles on English soil, the Battle of Towton. Explore the kings, conflict and politics of the Wars of the Roses. Expect to see costumed characters, special displays and demonstrations showcasing the martial side of life in the Middle Ages. Don’t forget to pick up a Jorvik Group Medieval Pass allowing you access to these 3 attractions for 1 great price!
Wednesday 30th March The Barley Hall Servants - Living History at the Hall
11:00 - 15:00 | Barley Hall I Normal Admission Prices Apply Our award winning volunteers, the Barley Hall Servants, are back to offer an extra treat for visitors to Barley Hall, bringing history to life showcasing the life of servants in the late medieval period.
Easter Weekend at DIG Saturday 26th March
DIG admission includes DIG tour, access to exhibitions, DIG garden & our Little Diggers play area.
Big DIG Easter Egg Trail
10:00 – 16:00 | Normal admission + £2 per child Play the games, dig for clues, solve puzzles and gather the treats at our Big DIG Easter Egg Trail! What will you uncover in our archaeological excavation pits? What’s hidden in the garden? Can you find what Doug the DIG dog has buried?! With lots of fun and a special prize when you complete the challenge, this is an Easter Egg-stravaganza not to be missed!
Design an Easter Egg
10:00 – 16:00 | Normal admission + £1.00 per child The Easter bunny has left lots of eggs, all ready to be embellished! Join us for decorating workshops throughout the day and design your very own egg to take home!
Little Diggers: Easter Adventures
10:00 – 11:00 | £3.50 per child (includes one accompanying adult) Visit our new and improved Little Diggers area, for 2 to 5 year olds, during Easter weekend for games, stories, egg decorating and a special Easter trail. Pre-booking essential These are fundraising events for York Archaeological Trust
Saturday 2nd April Little Diggers - Spring Has Sprung
10:00 – 11:00 | DIG | £3.50 per child Spring has sprung and we are going on a garden safari! This fun springtime story and play session is aimed at children 2-5; there will be animals to spot, flowers to find and games to play. You can even have a go at some seasonal crafts! Pre-booking essential
Wednesday 6th April The Barley Hall Servants - Living History at the Hall 11:00 - 15:00 | Barley Hall | Normal Admission Prices Apply See listing from Wednesday 30th March.
Saturday 9 April Little Diggers - Green Fingers th
10:00 – 11:00 | DIG | £3.50 per child We’re continuing to celebrate spring time in the garden at DIG with this special session for 2-5 year olds. This time we’ll be looking at what grows in spring and planting flowers in the DIG garden - there will even be the chance for you to plant something in a pot to take home! Pre-booking essential
Sunday 10th April Towton Battlefield Walk
10:30 | Meet at The Rockingham Arms, Towton | £3.00 per person Join Towton Battlefield Society for a tour of the historic battlefield. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear; be prepared to walk long distances on uneven surfaces - walk is approx. 3 miles long. Dogs on leads are welcome. Other walk dates are available throughout the year, for more information and to pre-book please contact email@example.com or visit www. towton.org.uk/battlefield-walks-2015 This is a Towton Battlefield Society event
MAY Friday 13th May Museums at Night Special Screening: Monty Python’s Holy Grail
18:30 - 22:00 | Barley Hall I £7.50 per person In true Pythonesque style we’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of this hilarious 1975 film. Join us for an uproarious evening screening as the fictional King of the Britons embarks on a low budget quest for the Holy Grail; complete with Black Knight, 3 headed giant, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit and some rather rude French Knights! Ticket includes welcome drink and bar snacks (spam optional) - a cash bar is available thereafter. This film is rated 15. Pre-booking essential
JUNE Wednesday 1st June The Barley Hall Servants - Living History at the Hall 11:00 - 15:00 | Barley Hall | Normal Admission Prices Apply See listing from Wednesday 30th March
Saturday 4th June Happy Birthday DIG!
10:00 - 17:00 | DIG | Normal Admission Prices Apply It’s a whole decade since we opened our archaeological adventure in St Saviour’s Church and we’re celebrating with games, competitions, party crafts, presents, balloons and of course, birthday cake! The whole attraction is in on the fun, so whether you’re digging in our excavation pits or enjoying games in the garden, there are lots of surprises in store for our party guests!
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