York's Museum Gardens: a history

Join Yorkshire Philosophical Society's Peter Hogarth as he delves into the Society's own archives, pictures and maps, answering some of the many questions about the history of York Museum Gardens and telling the story of the site through the eyes, and in the words, of those who were there.

Date

Thu, 5 Apr 2018
18:15 to 19:45

Cost

£6.00

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We are all familiar with the Museum Gardens. The history of the land before the Yorkshire Philosophical Society came on the scene can be pieced together from the surviving remains - St Mary's Abbey, the Multangular Tower - and historical sources: a patch of non-descript land outside a legionary fortress was shaped by the Romans, Earl Siward, William Rufus, the Benedictines, and Henry VIII, among others, until it eventually became available for the Society to create their own botanic garden.

Join Yorkshire Philosophical Society's Peter Hogarth as he delves into the Society's own archives, pictures and maps, answering some of the many questions about the history of York Museum Gardens and telling the story of the site through the eyes, and in the words, of those who were there.

Details

Location

York Explore

Library Square,
Museum Street,
York, YO1 7DS

www.exploreyork.org.uk

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The tutor

Peter Hogarth