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Visit York Residents Festival 2016

FREE Attractions

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All Saints North Street

North Street, York, YO1 6JD
07718 749956
birkhillfarm@btinternet.com
allsaints-northstreet.org.uk

Sat 27 Jan
10am – 5.30pm
Visit York’s finest Medieval Church.
10.30am - Tour of the world famous stained glass windows.
11.30am - Recent Archaeology and The York Visions and mounted mid-wives.
4.30pm - An introduction to York’s finest Medieval Church.
5pm Vespers - Latin plainsong.
Pre-booking is not required.


Barley Hall

Coffee Yard, Off Stonegate, York, YO1 8AR
01904 615505
barleyhall@yorkat.co.uk
barleyhall.co.uk

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
10am – 4pm both days
Explore a beautifully recreated medieval townhouse, right in the heart of the city, once home to the Priors of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York. Plus, this is your last chance to discover six sumptuous costumes from the smash-hit BBC2 show ‘Wolf Hall’.
Pre-booking is not required.


Bedern Hall

Bartlegarth, York, YO1 7AL
01904 646030
laura.drinkeld@bedernhall.com
bedernhall.co.uk

Sun 28 Jan – Wed 31 Jan
10.30am – 4pm
Discover York’s hidden medieval hall through a new exhibition and film. Once home to the Vicars Choral of York Minster, this 14th century hall has tales to tell of priests, poverty and pork pies!
Pre-booking is not required.


Central Methodist Church

St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ
01904 612171
info@centralmethodistchurch.org.uk
centralmethodistyork.org.uk

Sat 27 Jan
11am – 4pm
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.


City Cruises York

Sailing from King’s Staith or Lendal Bridge
0207 740 0400
infoyork@citycruises.com
citycruises.com

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm (departure times).
Sit back, relax and enjoy a 30 minute York City Cruise. Listen to our live captain’s commentary as you cruise along the Ouse.
Pre-booking is not required.


Clifford’s Tower

Tower Street, York, YO1 9SA
01904 646940
cliffords.tower@english-heritage.org.uk
english-heritage.org.uk/cliffordstower

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
10am – 4pm
There’s plenty to discover at Clifford’s Tower, standing proud on its high mound, raised by William the Conqueror. It is almost all that remains of York Castle and has served as a prison and a royal mint in its time.
Pre-booking is not required.


DIG – An Archaeological Adventure

St Saviour’s Church, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN
01904 615505
dig@yorkat.co.uk
digyork.com

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
10am – 5pm. Last admission on both days 4pm
Places will be available to York residents on each DIG tour throughout the day over Residents’ Festival weekend. Tours take place on the hour from 10am. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Pre-booking is not required.


Explore York Libraries and Archives

York Explore Library, Library Square, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DS
01904 552800
archives@exploreyork.org.uk
exploreyork.org.uk

Sat 27 Jan
10am –4pm
Map Attack! Join us for a one-day Residents’ Festival spectacular at York Explore Library as we use our historical maps from the archives as inspiration to help us recreate York from Lego! Event takes place in the Marriot Room.
Pre-booking is not required.


Fairfax House

27 Castlegate (behind Fenwicks), York, YO1 9RN
01904 655543
info@fairfaxhouse.co.uk
fairfaxhouse.co.uk

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 11am – 4pm
Grasp the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see Fairfax House as never normally seen during its deep-clean winter hibernation. Learn what makes this house tick and what it is like to be involved in this Georgian York Treasure.
Pre-booking is not required.


Fishergate Postern Tower

Junction Piccadilly / Lead Mill Lane
friendsofyorkwalls@gmail.com
yorkwalls.org.uk

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
10am – 4pm
Come and see the internal rooms of this 500 year old tower, climb the narrow spiral staircase, find the garderobe, look for masons’ marks and inspect the inside construction of the roof.
Pre-booking is not required.


NEW Gyrocopter Experience

Rufforth Airfield East, Rufforth, York, YO23 3QA
01904 737256
info@gyrocopterexperience.co.uk
gyrocopterexperience.com

Sat 27 Jan
10am – 4pm
Remember James Bond’s Little Nellie Gyrocopter? We have a collection of modern Gyrocopters. Visit our museum, cinema, simulator and hangar.
Pre-booking is not required.


Henry VII Experience

Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX
01904 615505
info@henryviiexperience.com
henryviiexperience.com

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
10am – 3pm
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
holgatewindmill.org

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
11am – 4pm both days
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.


Holy Trinity Goodramgate

Holy Trinity, 70 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF
01904 613451
evandermolen@thecct.org.uk
visitchurches.org.uk/york

Saturday 27 Jan & Sunday 28 Jan
11am – 4pm
Tucked in a secluded churchyard behind a busy shopping street, Holy Trinity Goodramgate is medieval York’s hidden gem. Come along and discover this stunning historic building, with free guided talks at 11am and 2pm each day over Residents’ Festival.
Pre-booking is not required.


NEW Jacobs Well

Trinity Lane, Micklegate, York, YO1 6EL
07866 366387
Jacobswellyork@gmail.com
jacobswellyork.org.uk

Sat 27 Jan
10am – 4pm
Jacobs Well was originally the home of the Chantry Priests from Holy Trinity Priory. It was bought by Isabella Ward, Prioress of Clementhorpe Nunnery in 1539, later became an Inn and is now the Parish rooms for Holy Trinity Church.
Pre-booking is not required.


JORVIK Viking Centre

Coppergate, York, YO1 9WT
01904 615505
jorvik@yorkat.co.uk
jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk

Sat 27 & Sun 28 Jan
1pm – 5pm (Last admission 4pm)
Residents are invited to visit after 1pm across the weekend to explore the re-imagined JORVIK experience. Visitors will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.
Pre-booking is not required.


NEW King’s Manor

University of York, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EP
01904 324466
events@york.ac.uk
york.ac.uk/residents-festival-2018

Sat 27
11am – 3pm
An opportunity to find out more about this historic building in the centre of York, and about the history of York, drop in tours and talks sessions.
Pre-booking is not required.


Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

Fossgate, York, YO1 9XD
01904 654818
enquiries@merchantshallyork.org
merchantshallyork.org
Sat 27 Jan

10am – 4pm
Fascinating tales, awe-inspiring architecture and intriguing rare artefacts, explore this stunning timber framed building and new shops full of unique gifts. The merchants’ coffee house will also be open serving delicious food and drink.
Pre-booking is not required.


Merchant Taylors’ Hall

Aldwark, York, YO1 7BX
07762 295597
clerk@merchant-taylors-york.org
merchant-taylors-york.org

Sun 28 Jan
11am – 3pm
A unique opportunity to visit the ancient hall of the Merchant Taylors’. Meet our members and catering partner. Learn about our history, participate in the needle hunt and see our exhibits. Refreshments available.

Pre-booking is not required.


National Centre for Early Music

St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL
01904 658338
boxoffice@ncem.co.uk
http://tickets.ncem.co.uk

Sun 28 Jan
9am – 4pm
Join us for our ‘Come & Sing’ workshops, aimed at anyone wanting to enjoy the positive effects of social singing. Lead by vibrant vocalist Vivien Ellis, these sessions are open to adults and children 5+. No prior experience of music needed. The session times are 10am – 12pm and 1.30 – 3.30pm.
Pre-booking required via telephone, email or website.


National Railway Museum

Leeman Road, York, YO26 6HS
0844 815 3139
mnrm@nrm.org.uk
nrm.org.uk

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
10am – 5pm
Get onboard awe-inspiring locomotives and see railway legends including Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive. Experience atmospheric Station Hall, home to Queen Victoria’s saloon and our luxurious collection of royal carriages.
Pre-booking is not required.


Richard III Experience

Monk Bar, Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LQ
01904 615505
info@richardiiiexperience.com
richardiiiexperience.com

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
10am – 4pm
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.


St Anthony’s Hall

Trinity Church York, St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York, Y01 7PW
01904 651726
Contact@trinitychurchyork.org.uk
trinitychurchyork.org.uk

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
10am – 4pm
St Anthony’s Hall is a medieval guildhall, now being used by Trinity Church York. Join us to learn more about this historic building and how we use it now. There will be tea and cake available and a treasure hunt!
Pre-booking is not required.


St Helen Stonegate

St Helen’s Church, St Helen’s Square, York, YO1 8QN
01904 636512
churchwarden@sthelensyork.org.uk
Sat 27 Jan
2 – 5pm

The York & District Organists’ Association invites members of the public to come and play the pipe organ in St Helen’s Church. No experience is necessary. Just come and ‘have a go’. Members of the YDOA will be available to assist.
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
stnicks.org.uk

Sat 27 Jan
12pm – 4pm
Explore the green heart of York: free guided tours of the centre and 24 acre reserve start at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Plus family-friendly activities, crafts sale, refreshments including food from haybox cookers, info on green living and volunteering.
Pre-booking is not required.


St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel

St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ
01904 693427
mhill.york@gmail.com
york.unitarians.org.uk

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
Sat 10am – 4pm, free performance at 11.30am for one hour
Sun 12.30pm – 4pm, worship service at 11am, all welcome
Grade II listed 17th century chapel with an exhibition about the garden, originally a graveyard. At 11.30am, Saturday, join poet and performer Anneliese Emmans Dean for ‘Flying High!’ – a journey through the bird year in laughter, rhythm and rhyme and bird song too!
Pre-booking is not required.


The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre

17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ
01904 643238
reception@bar-convent.org.uk
bar-convent.org.uk

Sat 27 Jan
8am – 3pm (Café hot food until 3pm, coffee & cakes until 4pm), 10am – 5pm (Exhibition & shop)
Explore 300 years of history, then relax with home cooked food in our café. Free Exhibition admission.
Complimentary glass of wine, beer, soft drink or hot drink valid on main meals over £7.00.
Wheelchair accessible including disabled toilet.
Pre-booking is not required.


The Joseph Rowntree Theatre

The Theatre, Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA
01904 501935
secretary@jrtheatre.co.uk
josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
10.30am - 4pm both days
Tour the grade II listed Art Deco theatre interior including backstage and see how scenery changes and sound lighting operate. A small exhibition on the theatre’s history included. On Sunday witness a rehearsal of ‘The Producers’ in the afternoon.
Pre-booking is not required.


The Stained Glass Centre

St Martin-cum-Gregory Church, Micklegate, York, YO1 6LN
info@stainedglasscentre.org
stainedglasscentre.org

Sat 27 Jan
11am - 4pm
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.


The York Dungeon

12 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD
01904 632599
yorkguests@merlinentertainment.biz
thedungeons.com/york/en/

Sat 27 Jan – Wed 31 Jan
Sat & Sun 12 – 5pm, Mon – Wed 12 – 4pm
The York Dungeon is a 75 minute journey into 2000 years of York’s horrible history. Bringing together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience. Recommended for ages 10+.
Pre-booking is not required.


Yogabomb

6 Bootham Terrace, York, YO30 7DH
07960 011617
yogabombyork@gmail.com
yogabombyork.co.uk

Sat 27 Jan – Fri 3 Feb
8.30am – 6pm
Come and try Hot Yoga with us at Yogabomb. All you need is yourself, a bottle and maybe a towel. All classes will be mixed ability and suitable for all ages, shapes and sizes. Come and find your flow at Yogabomb!
Pre-booking required via email or website.


York Army Museum

3 Tower Street, York, YO1 9SB
01904 731532
yorkarmymuseum.co.uk

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
9am - 4pm, last admission 3.30pm
Explore the museum and discover our Behind the Lines exhibition. Free After Hours talks.
Sat 27: The Half-Shilling Curate, 4.30pm
Sun 28: York’s Military Legacy, 4.30pm
Pre-booking not required for museum but is required to attend the talks. Book via telephone or website.


York Art Gallery

Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW
01904 687687
art.gallery@ymt.org.uk
yorkartgallery.org.uk

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
10am – 5pm
New commissions, Old Masters and more than 2000 ceramics works can be found at the multi-award winning York Art Gallery. Paul Nash and the Uncanny Landscape: An exhibition curated by John Stezaker.
Art activities: Join us in the studio for practical art activities. Free admission, no need to book 10am – 4pm.
Pre-booking is not required.


York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum, Eye of York, YO1 9RY
01904 687687
castle.museum@ymt.org.uk
yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
9.30am – 5pm
York Castle Museum, the award winning museum where you can explore over 400 years of York’s past in one place. This amazing museum of everyday life is famous for its collections of costumes, textiles, military and social history.
Votes for Women!: Join our Suffragette on a march down Kirkgate, our recreated Victorian street. Put on a sash, (or a policeman’s helmet if you prefer), make a badge and take up a banner as you join the cause for women’s rights. Throughout the day from 10am – 4pm.
Pre-booking is not required.


York’s Chocolate Story

King’s Square, York, YO1 7LD
01904 527765
info@yorkchocolatestory.com
yorkchocolatestory.com

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
8.50am – 4pm
Join us for five free tours of the attraction at 9am, 9.15am, 9.30am, 9.45am and 10am 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.
Pre-booking is not required, tours will operate on a first come first served basis.


York Cold War Bunker

Monument Close, York, YO24 4HT
01904 646940
english-heritage.org.uk/yorkbunker

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
10am - 4pm both days
Pre-booked tours at The Bunker at 10am and 11am slots each day.
Pre-booking is required via telephone


York Mansion House

St Helen’s Square, York, YO1 9QL
01904 553979
mansionhouse@york.gov.uk
mansionhouseyork.com

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
10am – 4pm
Welcome to Mansion House, the original city house. Past the grandeur of the prominent green doors and beautiful façade lies an inspiring, interactive environment where you can experience the story of York’s past and present.
Pre-booking is not required.


York Minster

York Minster, Deangate, YO1 7HH
01904 557200
info@yorkminster.org
YorkMinster.org

Sat 27 & Sun 28 Jan
Complete your #ResFest18 weekend with a FREE trip up the Minster’s Central Tower for unrivalled views of our city. Trips start from 9.30am Saturday every 45 minutes until 4.15pm. On Sunday; first trip is 1.15pm, last 3.30pm. General visiting at York Minster is free ALL YEAR ROUND for York Residents – Tower trips usually £5 for all.
York Card, DVLA card or Student card accepted.
Pre-booking not available.


York MotorSports Village

Kathryn Avenue, Monks Cross, York, YO32 9JS
01904 6735555
info@ymsv.co.uk
ymsv.co.uk

Sun 28 Jan, see website for timetable
F3 Racing (ages 4-7) 10am - 12pm FREE - 10 minute drive experience, F2 Racing (ages 8-12) 12pm – 4pm £5pp - 15 lap timed practice (Max.Track time 10 mins, F1 Racing (13+ Years) 4pm – 6.30pm £5pp - 15 lap timed practice (Max.Track time 10 mins), F1 R-Factor - Racing Simulator (10+ years) 10am – 6pm £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
yorkshiremuseum.org.uk

Sat 27 Jan & Sun 28 Jan
10am – 5pm
Built on the remains of St Mary’s Abbey, the Yorkshire Museum in York, is home to Britain’s greatest treasures. Walk on a genuine Roman mosaic floor, marvel at Viking and medieval treasures and learn stories of those who made York the city it is today.
Pre-booking is not required.


 

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