Mansion House Workshops
Located on St Helen’s Square in the heart of the city, the beautiful Georgian Mansion House is the home of the Lord Mayor of York. Visits include a tour of this elegant house, including the dining room and state room, where you will learn about life for the wealthiest citizens of York in Georgian times.
It will also include one of the following workshops (subject to availability):
Jane Austen Dance
Follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen’s famous Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet and learn some of these historic dances in the sumptuous setting of the Mansion House state room.
Meet the Mayor Sessions
A chance to see the Mayor’s chains, robes and other civic insignia. During the session, you will get to interview the Mayor and find out what life is like for the Lord Mayor of York.
Merchant Adventurers Hall Workshops
YAT and the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall offer a range of workshops for schools to enjoy. Located in the heart of York on Fossgate and set in its own gardens, the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is a beautiful example of a building from medieval York. Your visit will include a medieval tour with a costumed guide, allowing you to find out about its history and the people who met here to conduct their business. Following your tour, you can choose to have an additional workshop designed to complement your visit.
Trade and Exploration
New Worlds, new opportunities! The Tudor period was a time of adventure and exploration – for those brave enough to seek them. Learn about guilds, Tudor trade and exploration in this fun workshop. Would you cut it in this brave new world of adventure and profit?
No Tudor festivities are complete without a good dance. Whether you are at a Manor or a Public House everyone needs to know the steps so get your dancing shoes on and learn some genuine period dances and learn why dancing is so important from your very own Tudor Dance Master.