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FREE Attractions

All attractions below are free with your YorkCard


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All Saints North Street – The Shrine and Parish Church

North Street, York, YO1 6JD

01904 728122

birkhillfarm@btinternet.com

www.allsaints-northstreet.org.uk

Saturday 28 Jan

10.00am – 6.00pm

Visit York’s finest Medieval Church.

10.30am - Tour of the world famous stained glass windows.

11.30am - Recent Archaeology including current excavations by The York Archaeological Trust; the stunning new Medieval style tile pavement; The York Visions and the mounted mid-wives of the Appalachian Mountains.

4.30pm - An introduction to York’s finest Medieval Church.

5.00pm Vespers - Latin plainsong by The Clerkes of All Saints with ‘Illuminations by Visions’.

Pre-booking is not required.


Barley Hall

Coffee Yard, Off Stonegate, York, YO1 8AR

01904 615505

barleyhall@yorkat.co.uk

www.thejorvikgroup.com/residentsweekend

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

10.00am – 4.00pm

Join us at Barley Hall, home of the Priors of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York, for this special weekend.

Plus, discover the latest additions to our ‘Power & Glory' exhibition; 'Wolf Hall Comes to York’, home to some of the most beautiful costumes from the smash hit BBC series, Wolf Hall.

Pre-booking is not required.



NEW Bedern Hall

Bartle Green, York, YO1 7AL

01904 636030

Laura.drinkeld@bedernhall.com

www.bedernhall.co.uk

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

10.30am – 4.00pm

The 14th century Refectory of the Vicar’s Choral of York Minster.

Meet three of York's Ancient Guilds, discover the story of the restoration of the hall and learn about the Vicar's lifestyle. View the amazing scissor beamed roof. Refreshments available.

Pre-booking is not required.


Central Methodist Church

St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ

01904 612171

www.centralmethodistyork.org.uk

Saturday 28 Jan

11.00am – 4.00pm

This Grade II listed building, built in 1840 to seat 1500 people, is one of the few chapels of its period still intact. The interior is horse-shoe shaped with a gallery and box pews. Come and listen to the organ, one of the finest in York!

Pre-booking is not required.


Clifford’s Tower

Tower Street, York, YO1 9SA

01904 646940

Cliffords.tower@english-heritage.org.uk

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/cliffords-tower-york/

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

10.00am – 4.00pm

Clifford’s Tower is perched atop the mighty castle mound raised by William the Conqueror in 1068. It was the keep and chief strong-point of York Castle, the greatest royal fortress in medieval northern England. Access is via steep steps.

Pre-booking is not required.


DIG

St Saviour’s Church, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN

01904 615505

dig@yorkat.co.uk

www.thejorvikgroup.com/residentsweekend

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

10.00am – 5.00pm. Last admission on both days 4.00pm

Places will be made available, free of charge to York residents, on each DIG tour throughout the day over the weekend. Tours take place on the hour from 10am. Pre-booking is not available and places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Pre-booking is not required.


New Earswick Swimming Club

Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York YO32 4AQ

01904 626815

www.newearswicksc.co.uk

Saturday 27 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

2.00 – 3.30pm both days

Free entry to New Earswick Swimming Club 'open swim' sessions at New Earswick pool on Saturday 28th January (2.00-3.30pm) or Sunday 29th January (9.00-10.30am or 2.00-3.30pm). 20 tickets available each for session on a first come, first served basis. Please note children under the aged of 7 must be accompanied in the water by an adult with each adult supervising a maximum of 2 children.

Email membership.nesc@gmail.com or call 01904 626815 with the names of people who wish to swim.

Pre-booking is required.


Fairfax House

27 Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

01904 655543

info@fairfaxhouse.co.uk

www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

Saturday 11.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday 11.00am – 2.00pm

Grasp the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see Fairfax House as never normally seen during its deep-clean winter hibernation.

Pre-booking is not required.


NEW Fishergate Corner Tower (Tower 39)

CANCELLED due to safety reasons and blocked access.

Junction Paragon Street / Fishergate

friendsofyorkwalls@gmail.com

www.yorkwalls.org.uk

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

11.00am – 3.00pm

Fishergate Corner Tower was built in 1345 and stands high above the pedestrian lights on the corner of Paragon Street and Fishergate. Nearby Fishergate Postern Tower, which is also open to visitors, can provide further information.


Fishergate Postern Tower

Junction Piccadilly / Lead Mill Lane

friendsofyorkwalls@gmail.com

www.yorkwalls.org.uk

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

10.00am – 4.00pm

Fishergate Postern Tower was built in 1505 and stands on the corner of Piccadilly Street and Fishergate. Access to the Watchman’s family rooms, garderobe and timber roof are via a spiral staircase.

Pre-booking is not required.


Guildhall and Mansion House Restoration

Guildhall, York, YO31 9QN

01904 551011

www.mansionhouseyork.com

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

11.00am – 3.00pm

Explore the Guildhall and discover up to date news on the restoration of the Mansion House and the links between the two. Children’s activities will explore how the buildings were constructed and there will be a discovery trail for all the family to enjoy.

Pre-booking is not required.  


Henry VII Experience

Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX

01904 615505

info@richardiiiexperience.com

www.thejorvikgroup.com/residentsweekend

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

10.00am – 4.00pm

Discover the impact the first Tudor monarch had on York when you visit the Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar.

Pre-booking is not required.


Holgate Windmill

Windmill Rise, Holgate, YO26 4TX

07710 314614

chair@holgatewindmill.org

www.holgatewindmill.org

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

11.00am – 4.00pm

Come and see York’s only surviving windmill, restored and in full working order. Stoneground flour milled here is available for sale.

Pre-booking is not required.

NEW Jorvik: Home and Abroad


York St Mary’s, Coppergate (next to JORVIK Viking Centre)

01904 615505

jorvik@yorkat.co.uk

www.thejorvikgroup.com/events-and-festivals/residentsweekend

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

10.00am – 5.00pm

The JORVIK Group invites you to discover, in York St Mary's, the hustle and bustle of Viking-age York in this special exhibition exploring trade, industry and everyday life in the city over 1,000 years ago, this Residents’ Festival. Plus discover our plans for the new JORVIK Viking Centre opening 8th April 2017.

Pre-booking is not required.


Merchant Taylor’s Hall

Aldwark, York, YO1 7BX

07411 173815

clerk@merchant-taylors-york.org

www.merchant-taylors-york.org

Sunday 29 Jan

11.00am – 3.00pm

Visit the spectacular 600 year old Hall of the Merchant Taylors including the newly installed commemorative window. Meet our members and catering partner, Poppy Caterers, learn about our history and see exhibits of fashion, art and tapestry.

There will be displays related to our work, and we will have a special "Find the Needle" trail for our younger guests. One of our sponsored students, who is currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music, will perform at 11.30 and 13.00.

Pre-booking is not required.


National Centre for Early Music – Event 1; Singing Workshop

St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL

01904 658338

boxoffice@ncem.co.uk

www.ncem.co.uk/sing17

Sunday 29 Jan

Workshop

10.00am – 12.00pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Come & Sing. Distract your mind from daily stresses! Join Grammy-nominated vocalist, choir leader and Arts & Health researcher, Vivien Ellis, for a relaxed workshop, aimed at anyone wanting to enjoy the positive effects of group singing. No prior experience required.

Pre-booking required.


National Centre for Early Music – Event 2; An exhibition of photographs

01904 658338

info@ncem.co.uk

www.ncem.co.uk

Sunday 29 Jan – Tuesday 21 March

10.00am – 3.30pm

Slow Air: An exhibition of photographs by Diane Howse.

Celebrating Diane’s latest collaboration with Scottish poet Thomas A Clark, this beautiful exhibition is made up of photographs of Red Kites soaring in flight over the Harewood Estate.

Pre-booking is not required.


Red Tower York

Rosemary Place/Foss Islands Road, York, YO31 7UR

01904 769802

sdlssbb@sky.com

Facebook Page – Red Tower York

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

Opening time 10.00am

The Red Tower terminates York’s Bar Walls on Foss Islands Road and was built in 1490. Having suffered massive damage during the Civil War siege of 1644 and had subsequent repairs and restoration, it is now occupied by a team of volunteers.

Pre-booking is not required.


Richard III Experience

Monk Bar, Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LQ

01904 615505

info@richardiiiexperience.com

www.thejorvikgroup.com/residentsweekend

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

10.00am – 5.00pm

Explore the impact the last Plantagenet monarch had on York when you visit the Richard III experience at Monk Bar.

Pre-booking is not required.


NEW St Anthony’s Hall / Trinity Church York

Peasholme Green, York, Y01 7PW

01904 651726

Contact@trinitychurchyork.org.uk

www.trinitychurchyork.org.uk

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

9.00am – 6.30pm

Come and explore the 15th Century medieval guildhall. Open all day Saturday with historical information and talks (see website for details), and Sunday, with Trinity Church York’s services at 10.30am and 5.30pm in the great hall. All welcome.

Pre-booking is not required.


St Denys Parish Church

St Denys Road, Walmgate, York, YO1 9QD

07850 111299

maxinewaller@hotmail.com

www.stdenysyork.co.uk

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm, Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm. 10.00am service.

Our historic church will welcome the community from our local friends and neighbours and also further afield. We will meet-and-greet, with tours of our rich and important heritage. Musical interludes plus refreshments will be available.

Pre-booking not required.


St Helen Stonegate

St Helen’s Church, St Helen’s Square, York, YO1 8QN

01904 636512

Churchwarden@sthelensyork.org.uk

Saturday 28 Jan

2.00pm – 5.00pm

Members of the York District Organists Association will be entertaining the public with a series of mini recitals and providing opportunities to ‘come and play’.

Pre-booking is not required.


St Nicks Environment Centre & Nature Reserve

York Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, York, YO10 3ST

01904 411821

Info@stnicks.org.uk

www.stnicks.org.uk

Saturday 28 Jan

12.00pm – 4.00pm

Explore the green heart of York – free guided tours start at 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm and3.00pm. Plus demonstrations of coppicing and hedgelaying, crafts display and sale, garden birdwatch, refreshments, information on green living, volunteering and more.

Pre-booking is not required.


St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel

St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ

01904 693427

Mhill.york@gmail.com

www.york.unitarians.org.uk

Saturday 28 Jan

Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday 12.30pm – 4.00pm

York Unitarians are mounting an exhibition in their historic dissenting meeting house marking the 300th anniversary of the Chapel’s almshouses founded in 1717 by Thomas Colton and his first wife Mary. The almshouses provide residence for 12 women of lesser means aged over 55 years. Thomas was minister of the chapel from 1662 – 1731. Quiz on the building provided for children.

Pre-booking is not required.


NEW The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre

17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ

01904 643238

reception@bar-convent.org.uk

www.bar-convent.org.uk

Saturday 28 Jan

10.00am – 4.00pm

Explore 300 years of danger, bravery and history at England’s oldest living convent and then relax with home cooked food and baking in our fabulous café. Free Exhibition Admission.

Complimentary glass of wine, beer or soft drink valid on main meals over £7.00.

Wheelchair accessible including disabled toilet.

Pre-booking is not required.


The Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA

01904 501935

secretary@jrtheatre.co.uk

www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk

Saturday 28 Jan & Sun 29 January

10.00am - 4.00pm both days

Tour a listed, purpose built theatre led by knowledgeable volunteers and experience the technology and back stage workings. Also enjoy Rowntree’s Cocoa Works memorabilia and a short film on Joseph Rowntree. See the Rowntree Society listing.

Pre-booking is not required.


The Rowntree Society at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA

01904 501935

info@rowntreesociety.org.uk

www.rowntreesociety.org.uk

Sunday 29 Jan
10.00am – 4.00pm

Remember when the Rowntree Society got 2,000 visitors at Penn House five years ago? This year we’re putting on another series of exhibitions to showcase our recent work. They include some short films, the launch of our new Rowntree Walks book and a host of other activities suitable for all ages.

Pre-booking is not required.


The Stained Glass Centre

St Martin-cum-Gregory Church, Micklegate, York, YO1 6LN

info@stainedglasscentre.org

www.stainedglasscentre.org

Sunday 29 Jan

11.00am - 3.00pm

Join us at the Stained Glass Centre for family-friendly activities, craft stalls and delicious refreshments. Explore the atmospheric building and discover historic stained glass and fascinating graffiti. Watch craft demonstrations or have a go yourself!

Pre-booking is not required.


NEW Touch Tuina

11 St Saviours Place, York, YO1 7PJ

01904 636155 / 07535 646400

yorktuinateam@gmail.com

www.touchtuina.com

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

10.00am – 4.00pm

Chinese New Year – Year of the Rooster. Free taster sessions running all day for all York residents.

Pre-booking is not required.


NEW Yogabomb

6 Bootham Terrace, York, YO30 7DH

07960 011617

yogabombyork@gmail.com

www.yogabombyork.co.uk

Saturday 28 Jan – Friday 3 Feb

Saturday 8.00am – 12.30pm, Sunday 9.00am – 7.30pm

Come and try out hot yoga classes for all ability levels. 10 mat spaces available for York residents in each class. Join us on your mat and find your flow!

Pre-booking required.


York Army Museum

3 Tower Street, York, YO1 9SB

01904 731532

info@yorkarmymuseum.co.uk

www.yorkarmymuseum.co.uk

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

10.00am - 4.00pm

Visit the home of some of the most important regimental collections in the UK. Be one of the first to view our new exhibition Military Menagerie, handle historic weapons and enjoy our family craft activities. 10% off purchases in the shop.

Pre-booking not required.


York Art Gallery

Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

01904 687687

art.gallery@ymt.org.uk

www.yorkartgallery.org.uk

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

10.00am – 5.00pm

Come along to York’s award-winning gallery to see a collection of paintings that span more than 600 years, the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) showcasing the most significant collection of British Studio Ceramics in the UK and our latest exhibition Flesh, featuring artists such as Degas, Chardin and Bacon.

Pre-booking is not required.


YorkBoat

Sailing from King’s Staith & Lendal Bridge

01904 628324

info@yorkboat.co.uk

www.yorkboat.co.uk

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm (departure times).

Sit back, relax and enjoy a 30 minute York City Cruise with YorkBoat. Enjoy the sights and commentary as you cruise along the Ouse. Available with a valid YorkCard or proof of address.

Pre-booking is not required.


York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum, Eye of York, YO1 9RY

01904 687687

Castle.museum@ymt.org.uk

www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

9.30am – 5.00pm

Walk along the cobbles of our world-famous Victorian Street, visit York Castle Prison where notorious highwayman Dick Turpin was held, return to the front with the First World War Exhibition 1914: When the World Changed Forever and see fantastic costume in our new exhibition ‘Shaping the Body’.

Pre-booking is not required.


York Cemetery

The Gatehouse, Cemetery Road, York, YO10 5AJ

07908 221152

yorkcemeteryvolunteers@gmail.com

www.yorkcemetery.org.uk

Sunday 29 Jan

10.00am – 4.00pm

Come along and visit the Cemetery Chapel for free tea/coffee and cake. History walks in the Cemetery and Catacomb tours. Talk to Cemetery Genealogists who will help in locating graves.

The RSPB will host a Big Garden Bird Watch.

Pre-booking is not required.


York’s Chocolate Story

King’s Square, York, YO1 7LD

01904 527765

info@yorkchocolatestory.com

www.yorkchocolatestory.com

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

9.00am – 4.00pm

Join us for five free tours of the attraction at 9.00am, 9.15am, 9.30am, 9.45am and 10.00am on both Saturday and Sunday. There will also be 1/3 off for York residents throughout the whole weekend. Discover how chocolate made history and played its part in York’s wonderful heritage.

Pre-booking is not required, tours will operate on a first come first served basis.


York Cold War Bunker

Monument Cl, York, YO24 4HT

01904 646940

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/york-cold-war-bunker

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

10.00am and 11.15am both days

100 free tickets for the weekend. 25 free tickets for each timed slot.

Pre-booking is required.


NEW York Dungeon

12 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD

01904 632599

yorkguests@merlinentertainment.biz

www.thedungeons.com/york/en

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

11.00am – 4.00pm

Celebrate 2000 years of York’s history by taking a plunge into York’s murkiest past at the York Dungeon. Featuring 10 live actor led shows, you will meet some of York’s most infamous characters including the Vikings, Dick Turpin and Guy Fawkes. Not recommended for under 10’s.

Pre-booking is not required.


NEW York Explore Library Learning Centre – 2 events

Library Square, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DS

01904 552800

archives@exploreyork.org.uk

www.exploreyork.org.uk

Saturday 28 Jan – Map Attack!

10.00am – 5.00pm, Marriott Room

Come and get creative with Lego to make buildings, scenes and sculptures inspired by documents which tell stories of York’s past! There will be opportunities to suit all ages, inspired by the city’s archives. Please bring a responsible adult with you if you are under 14.

Sunday 29 Jan - Archives

11.00am – 4.00pm

Join us on a guided tour of our Archives and Local History service and come face to face with some of the treasures from our archive collections.

Pre-booking required for tours as places are limited.

Pre-booking is not required.


York MotorSports Village

Kathryn Avenue, Monks Cross, York, YO32 9JS

01904 6735555

info@ymsv.co.uk

Sunday 29 Jan, see website for timetable

F3 Racing (ages 4-7) 10.00am - 12.00pm FREE - 10 minute drive experience, F2 Racing (ages 8-12) 12.00pm – 4.00pm £5pp - 15 lap timed practice (Max.Track time 10 mins, F1 Racing (13+ Years) 4.00pm – 6.30pm £5pp - 15 lap timed practice (Max.Track time 10 mins), F1 R-Factor - Racing Simulator (10+ years) 10.00am – 6.00pm £5pp - 10 Minute session.

Pre-booking required and be paid for in full, where applicable via www.ymsv.co.uk/york-residents-festival


Yorkshire Museum

Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR

01904 687687

Yorkshire.museum@ymt.org.uk

www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk

Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan

10.00am – 5.00pm

Discover how Roman Legions founded the city more than 2000 years ago, marvel at Viking and Medieval Treasures and travel back to prehistoric times as we take you on a journey through thousands of years of York’s history, discovering some of Britain’s most significant jewels, stunning objects and fascinating stories.

Pre-booking is not required.


NEW York Theatre Royal

St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD

01904 623568

Marketing@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Sunday 29 Jan

10.00am - 4.00pm

Join us for an access all areas tour of the theatre and see parts of the building normally off limits to the public. Tours every 30 minutes from 10.00am – 4.00pm. Places are limited.

Pre-booking is required.

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