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Museums at Night: Friday 13 May - Sunday 15 May 2011

posted 10 May 2011, 04:16 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 17 May 2011, 05:04 ]
Museums at Night' is a national campaign led by Culture24 and funded by MLA and the National Museum Directors' Conference (NMDC), to showcase the unique and vibrant museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries and archives in the UK. For further information and full list of events see the Culture24 website.

Yorkshire events include:

North Yorkshire Archives at Dusk
13 May 2011  6:00-9:00pm
The North Yorkshire County Record Office (Malpas Rd, Northallerton) is holding an open evening entitled Archives at Dusk on Friday between 6 and 9 pm as its contribution to National Museums at Night.

The Record Office holds millions of documents dating from the 12th century to the present and you'll:
  • discover local stories, village history, a trail round historic houses, courtroom dramas and digital installations; 
  • encounter archive aristocrats and see moving images from the past with the Yorkshire Film Archive; 
  • see conservation demonstrations and the interactive exhibition Documents: form, formats and fragility. 
The event is free and refreshments will be available

Whitby Abbey At Night
13 — 14 May 2011

Visit the abbey at twilight for a unique perspective of the abbey. The visitor centre showcases archaeological finds from the site and the audio tour guides visitors around the ruins providing an informative and engaging story of the site. Recorded medieval chant and music will complete the experience within the ruins throughout the evening.

Adults £6.00/ Concession £5.40/ Child £3.60/ Family £15.60
English Heritage Members free

Discover York Minster's historic textile treasures for Museums at Night!
15 May 2011 6:30-9:30pm

Join us for a night to discover what lies beneath our great Minster. Explore the museum after hours and investigate how our environment affects the Minster and its historic objects and textiles. Come along to 'To wear, or not to wear?' and tell us what you think!