Upcoming Events


Gallery Talk

25 May, 2.15

Gallery Talk

Join Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti to learn more about the Museum’s collection of Spanish paintings, the largest public collections in the UK. The second in this series of talks highlights the exceptional Portrait of Mariana of Austria, Queen of Spain, by Claudio Coello.


World War I Lecture Series: Home Comforts: The Role of the Red Cross Auxiliary Hospitals

27 May, 2.30, £3.00 (inc. refreshments) or free with admission or for Museum Friends

World War I Lecture Series: Home Comforts: The Role of the Red Cross Auxiliary Hospitals

Explore the role of the Red Cross and the work of volunteers to aid the recovery of the wounded and sick soldiers sent to the North of England, through this interactive and hands-on talk and display presented by Anne Wall and Eileen Brereton, former nurses themselves and co-authors of Home Comforts: The Role of Red Cross Auxiliary Hospitals in North Riding of Yorkshire 1914-1919.

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Ready, Steady, Action! – Family Fun Day

30 May, 11.00 - 4.00

Ready, Steady, Action! – Family Fun Day

During this fun packed day of drop-in activities you can listen to Tillytoo Tales performing her fantastic stories and try a variety of theatre inspired crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.


Fantastic Founders – John and Joséphine Bowes

31 May, 10.30 - 4.00

Fantastic Founders – John and Joséphine Bowes Learn about the founders of the Museum, John & Joséphine Bowes, in this interactive drop-in workshop before exploring their amazing collection. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Fun with Clay

1 June, 10.00 –12.00 or 1.30 - 3.30, £4.50 per child

Fun with Clay

Explore and sketch in the ceramics galleries before creating your very own clay creation in this fun workshop. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for the event.

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