As part of York Museums Trust new Open Weekend, all York residents can go along to York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum for FREE on Saturday and Sunday.
This includes entry to two new exhibitions – Shaping the Body at York Castle Museum and the York Art Gallery’s Truth and Memory – as well as a Fossil Roadshow at the Yorkshire Museum. Shaping the Body looks at how body shape has changed over the past 500 years through culture, diet, fashion and lifestyle and the Fossil Roadshow at the Yorkshire Museum takes place on Saturday from 11am to 3pm. This is a chance to bring along your own rocks and fossil finds to show the experts, and see specimens from the museum’s collection.
Jorvik’s new exhibition ‘JORVIK: Home and Abroad’ at York St Mary’s is also included in the open weekend and will feature a wide range of artefacts from York’s Viking collections.
In addition to this on Saturday, current British Forces personnel and veterans with a form of identification can also get free access to all York Museums Trust attractions as part of the city’s Armed Forces Day.
IWM London’s Truth and Memory is the largest touring exhibition of British First World War Art for almost 100 years. It showcases more than 60 works and features some of the most iconic images to emerge from the First World War.
Any resident with a York Card or council tax bill from the City of York Council can gain free access. For more information, please visit York Museum Trust