This Thursday (15th May) sees the Yorkshire Museum keep its doors open later than usual for a very special Museums at Night event. Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry will be the star guest of this bear-themed evening. There will be family friendly activities based around the York Museum Trust’s bear-related collections and the chance to meet Grayson as he plays hide and seek with visitors.
The event will start at 5.30pm when Grayson officially opens the museum for the evening. Members of the public will be invited to seek out bears from the Trust’s collections, which will be scattered around the various galleries. Other activities to enjoy include making clay bears, making costumes and dresses for your bear, listening to bear themed tales in the storytelling area, learning about woolly bear moths, face painting and a catch a salmon game. Visitors can also visit York Observatory to find out how to spot the Great Bear in the night sky. Bring sandwiches and your bear for a teddy bears’ picnic on the lawn.
Meet the Museum Bears with Grayson Perry – Yorkshire Museum – Thursday 15th May – 5.30pm to 9pm – Free (no need to book)