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About our York History Weekend 2017

From 24 November, the festival will be returning to the historic city of York for the second year running. After the success of 2016 we've expanded our northern weekend to include over 20 speakers across two beautiful venues. Our venues this year are the Yorkshire Museum, one of the city's premier history attractions, and the stunning 14th-century Hospitium building nearby.

For this year's festival, we have two fantastic venues right in the heart of the historic city of York. The Yorkshire Museum is in the centre of the city and is surrounded by the beautiful York Museum Gardens. It has been open since 1980 and was originally one of the first purpose-built museums in England. Boasting a recent £2 million refurbishment, the museum is a must-see York attraction.
 
We will be taking over the Tempest Anderson Hall in the museum which is just to the side of the main entrance. We will also be hosting talks in the stunning Hospitium building for the entire weekend which is just a short stroll through the gardens from the main museum. 
 
At this fascinating weekend event, you'll be able to listen to talks given by 26 of the world's top historians covering a range of subjects. Plus there will be a Waterstones bookshop and speaker book signings.

The Yorkshire Museum (York, YO1 7FR) - can be found in the heart of historic York. It is situated next to Lendal Bridge and is a short 10-15 minute walk from the city's main train station. The closest carpark to the museum is just a 5 minute walk away.
 
There is disabled access into the museum, with a ramp at the front of the building and main entrance.
 
The entrance to Tempest Anderson Hall, where our lectures are taking place, is around the side of the museum, a two minute walk from the main entrance. If you head towards the main entrance there will be signs to direct you to the lecture hall when you arrive. 
 
York is on Britain's main rail network and is easily reached from all directions from the A1.
 
There are six park-and-ride services into the city off the outer ring road.

To buy tickets, click here or call 0871 620 4021*. For a full rundown of the programme and speaker details click here
 
If you’re a subscriber to BBC History Magazine, you can take advantage of a reduced rate for all tickets. You will need your subscriber number when purchasing. (You can find this on the address label of your magazine or the carrier provided with your magazine). If you have a digital subscription, please forward your subscription order confirmation to events.team@immediate.co.uk and our events team will supply you with a code for reduced rate tickets.
 
If you’re not yet a subscriber, you can subscribe by calling 0844 844 0250** or visiting historyextra.com/subscribe. You’ll receive your subscription number 15 minutes after subscribing and can then buy tickets at the subscriber price. If you take out a digital subscription please contact us (see above) for a code, which we’ll issue as soon as possible.
 
You will be sent your tickets in the post two weeks before the event. These will contain more information on the venues (please note that both venues at York are within five minutes' walk of each other).
 
Terms and Conditions: ◆We are using a third-party company, See Tickets (a company registered as The Way Ahead Group Ltd in England and Wales with company number 3554468 and whose registered office is at Norfolk House,
47 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 2AB), to process and take your orders for the festival.
We reserve the right to replace the speakers with alternatives of equal stature in the unlikely event that any of them are unable to attend. Please let us know when booking of any special access requirements. Tickets are non-refundable and places are limited.
 
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