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Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

Beverley Art Gallery, Sat 11 February to Sat 22 April

This world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, features 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world's most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

Supporting events programme

Our education team have put together a wide and varied programme of fun family events, fascinating talks and learning workshops to support this enthralling exhibition.

Family Event

Saturday 18 February – The Really, Really Wild Day
10am to 3pm, Treasure House

A fun-packed family day to showcase the incredible Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. There’ll be some remarkable and fun surprises throughout the day, as well as the opportunity to handle a selection of the world’s smaller animals and craft activities.

Adults and children of all ages are welcome - FREE, just drop in

 

 

 


Treasure House opening times for Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Monday: 9.30am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9.30am - 8pm
Wednesday: 9.30am - 5pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 8pm
Friday: 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm

Sundays until 22 April: 10am - 4pm

During the exhibition the cafe will stay open until 30 minutes before the Treasure House closes. 

Click here for more visitor information.

Nosy Neighbour by Sam Hobson
© Sam Hobson (United Kingdom) "Nosy Neighbour"
Arctic Showtime by Audun Rikardsen
© Audun Rikardsen (Norway) "Arctic Showtime"

Family Event

Saturday 11 March – Crazy Cardboard Critters
10am to 3pm, Treasure House

Make your own crazy creature inspired by the incredible images in the Natural History Museum’s ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition’. Johnny White, automata maker with a big sense of humour, is bringing along some fun ideas for you to make.

For children aged 5 and over, accompanied by an adult - FREE, just drop in

Family Event

Saturday 18 March – Snug as a Bug: Making Homes for Wildlife
1-3pm, Treasure House

Inspired by the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition; drop into our activity hosted by the Countryside Access Team and make a bug hotel to take back to your garden to encourage wildlife where you live.

Adults and children of all ages are welcome - FREE, just drop in

Talk

Tuesday 21 March – Photography in Conservation and Environmental Research
6.30pm, Treasure House

Wildlife photographer George Stoyle will be talking about the value of conservation photography, describing some of his recent projects promoting the work of conservation and research around the world. He uses his photography and videography to document projects which work towards better protection of marine species, as well as raising the public’s awareness and understanding of marine conservation-related issues.

Tickets £5 per person
Click here for more information & booking 
Or phone 01482 392699 (Mon to Fri 9-4pm)

Family Event

Saturday 25 March - Crazy Cranky Creatures Workshops

Workshop 1: 10am – 12.30pm
Workshop 2: 1pm – 3.30pm

Amazing artist and automata maker Johnny White will help you to construct your own surprisingly wild wildlife, using simple mechanisms such as cranks and cams.

Tickets £5 per child - for children aged 8+
Please note both workshops cover the same activity

Click here to book workshop 1
Click here to book workshop 2

Or phone 01482 392699 (Mon to Fri 9-4pm)

Talk

Tuesday 04 April - Wildlife Photography of the Yorkshire Coast 
6.30pm, Treasure House

Steve Race will be highlighting, through the eyes of his camera lens, what an incredible place the Yorkshire coast is to see a wide variety of wildlife. From deep forests and woodlands to the beautiful purple moorland of the North York Moors National Park, along the rugged coastline and through the sweeping hills of the Yorkshire Wolds you will be amazed at what you can see.

Tickets £5 per person
Click here for further information and to book 
Or phone 01482 392699 (Mon to Fri 9-4pm)

Workshop

Saturday 8 April - Wildlife Photography Basics Workshop
10am to 12.30pm, Treasure House

A practical indoor workshop led by award-winning wildlife photographer Steve Race. He will talk about his work, explaining why, when and how images are captured. He will focus particularly on the fascinating life and death struggle of birds living on the ledges at Bempton Cliffs. Supporting you with your own camera Steve will talk through what it takes to start photographing wildlife and creating that perfect image.

Tickets £10 per person – workshop suitable for adults
Click here to book 
Or phone 01482 392699 (Mon to Fri 9-4pm)

Family Event

Wednesday 12 April - Snug as a Bug: Bug Hotels Go Large!
10am to 12 noon, Beverley Parks Local Nature Reserve 

Our natural world is one of beauty filled with amazing wildlife and this workshop is an opportunity to conserve our local treasures. Help build a giant bug hotel using recycled and natural materials for the creepy crawlies on the nature reserve.

Bring your own contributions too, such as old flower pots or old garden canes.

Tickets:
Adults: £3
Adults over 60: £2
Children and young people under 16: £2
Family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children): £8
Click here to book

General Enquiries: 01482 395320 (Mon to Fri 9-4pm)  

Workshop

Saturday 22 April – Seabird Photography Workshop
09.30am to 12.30pm, Bempton Cliffs

RSPB Bempton Cliffs is home to over 200,000 seabirds from March to October and is a fantastic location for wildlife photography. Join award-winning wildlife photographer Steve Race for this exciting opportunity to capture many species close-up, from the birds on the cliff-face to those in flight.

Using your own camera, the workshop will be based on techniques needed to capture that perfect wildlife image.

Tickets £30 per person – workshop suitable for adults
Click here to book
Or phone 01482 392699 (Mon to Fri 9-4pm)

Family Event

Saturday 22 April, Treasure House - The BigBuzz Family Photography Workshops

Workshop 1:11am – 12.30pm
Workshop 2: 2pm – 3.30pm

Anneliese Emmans Dean will show you her easy-to-learn BigBuzz photography technique. You don’t need expensive equipment to take great photos. With a compact point-and-shoot camera or a camera on your smart phone you can achieve amazing results.

After an introduction indoors you’ll head out, whatever the weather, into the garden at the Treasure House to snap those perfect shots. Bring wellies, rain coats and umbrellas in case it rains!

If you haven’t got your own camera, there will be cameras available to borrow but bring your own USB stick.

For children aged 7 to 13 accompanied by an adult (max 2 children per adult)

Please note both workshops cover the same activity.

£5 per child (no charge for adults)
Click here to book workshop 1 
Click here to book workshop 2

Or phone 01482 392699 (Mon to Fri 9-4pm)