Festival of Archaeology at the StreetLife Hub

Sunday 16th July 2023, 10:00am - 4:00pm 29-31 Coney Street
Council for British Archaeology photograph


Collect a trail leaflet from the StreetLife Hub and head out to explore York’s history and challenge your own creativity.

This self guided creativity walk will highlight the city and guide you through exploring its popular sites as well as some hidden gems. The sites and stops along this walk will focus on historic York as well as highlighting the more modern community uses of the sites.

The walk will encourage you to experience the history of the city through a creative lens. Each stop will have a creative prompt, either a chance to write a poem, short story or create a small drawing.

There is a family-friendly option for all ages to enjoy.

Head back to the StreetLife Hub to share your ideas and work on your creative responses. Be sure to post your finished projects online using the hashtag #creativitytrailyork!


Festival of Archaeology by the Council for British Archaeology

This event was created by the Council for British Archaeology for the 2023 Festival of Archaeology, an annual nationwide celebration of archaeology.

The Festival incorporates hundreds of in-person and virtual events delivered by community groups, heritage organisations, universities, commercial units, and more. Each year it helps over half a million people to participate in archaeology, explore stories of place, and connect with the environment around them.

Booking information

This event is free and no booking is required. Just drop by the Hub during our opening hours, pick up a trail leaflet, and go out exploring.


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