Latest Events

Sensory Tour for Adults

White structured roof with glass panels

Date: Sunday 8 July 2018, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Explore the Centre of Ceramic Art’s latest exhibition with this tactile tour of ‘Lucie Rie: Ceramics and Buttons’.

Everyone over 16 welcome, but especially suitable for partially sighted or blind adults.

Included in admission – click here to book through Eventbrite.

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Museum Baby – Clay

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Friday 13 July 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Art Gallery

Museum Baby (under two years old) – Special baby sessions linked to exhibitions, including songs and sensory activities for babies and their carers. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum. A perfect introduction to our gallery!

Clay – Feel the different textures of clay, and make a thumb pot.

Sessions are FREE for kids, admission applies for adults* – click here to book through Eventbrite.

*Free entry for adults with a YMT Card – 12 months of unlimited access to all York Museums Trust sites.

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Feel Good Friday – Ceramics and Wellbeing

Interior gallery space with white Victorian vaulted ceiling

Date: Friday 7 September 2018, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and join Collections Facilitator Fiona Green for a mindful handling session in the Anthony Shaw Space at the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA), York Art Gallery.

Relax in a comfortable domestic setting, take a breath and spend time living with art.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Relaxed Opening

White structured roof with glass panels

Date: Sunday 16 September 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Our Relaxed Openings are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter visit to the art gallery.

The gallery provides a tranquil, spacious environment for visitors to explore without the need to worry about extreme light and sound levels, confined spaces, or large crowds. Our building is fully accessible (including the cafe, shops, toilets and outside space), and our Welcome Team have received training in assiting visitors with additional needs.

There are plenty of areas where you can sit down and relax, and a designated quiet space should you need it. Our Welcome Team will be happy to help with any queries you may have.

For more information about accessibility, please visit our Access page here.

The event is free for visitors with autism, dementia, visual impairments or similar issues. Carers and children under 16 will also be admitted for free. Accompanying members of a group will be admitted for £4, and standard admission is £7.50. There is no need to book ahead.

If you require any further information about this event, please email enquiries@ymt.org.uk or phone 01904 687687.

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Feel Good Friday – Ceramics and Wellbeing

Interior gallery space with white Victorian vaulted ceiling

Date: Friday 7 December 2018, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and join Collections Facilitator Fiona Green for a mindful handling session in the Anthony Shaw Space at the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA), York Art Gallery.

Relax in a comfortable domestic setting, take a breath and spend time living with art.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Relaxed Opening

White structured roof with glass panels

Date: Sunday 16 December 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Our Relaxed Openings are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter visit to the art gallery.

The gallery provides a tranquil, spacious environment for visitors to explore without the need to worry about extreme light and sound levels, confined spaces, or large crowds. Our building is fully accessible (including the cafe, shops, toilets and outside space), and our Welcome Team have received training in assiting visitors with additional needs.

There are plenty of areas where you can sit down and relax, and a designated quiet space should you need it. Our Welcome Team will be happy to help with any queries you may have.

For more information about accessibility, please visit our Access page here.

The event is free for visitors with autism, dementia, visual impairments or similar issues. Carers and children under 16 will also be admitted for free. Accompanying members of a group will be admitted for £4, and standard admission is £7.50. There is no need to book ahead.

If you require any further information about this event, please email enquiries@ymt.org.uk or phone 01904 687687.

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