We’ve got a fantastic range of family activities to be enjoyed this year, here at York’s CHOCOLATE Story; from educational and enthralling exhibitions, to creating your own chocolate. Get acquainted with York’s chocolate heritage, learn about the important role of chocolate throughout the Great War, and get spooked this Halloween…if you dare!
A taste of what’s to come in 2014…
WW1: A Taste of Home exhibition
Monday 12 May – Wednesday 31 December
A new exhibition commemorating the centenary of World War I will showcase previously unseen artefacts and letters, providing a fascinating and unique perspective on the conflict. Explore how the gift of chocolate helped to keep wartime spirits high, both at home and on the frontline.
Through a series of artefacts, exhibits and footage, the ground-breaking exhibition tells an uplifting story from the Great War. Discover how the city’s famous Quaker chocolate companies offered their support to the war effort and how chocolate manufacturing changed forever after 1918.
Summer Holidays: Chocolate Summer Sensation
Saturday 19 July – Sunday 31 August
There’s a whole host of special summer events here at York’s CHOCOLATE Story this year, including themed trails, chocolate making and seasonal surprises. It’s the place to be for family fun with an educational twist. Get creative and make your own chocolate treat to take home, discover York’s chocolate past and learn how to taste chocolate like an expert.
Chocolate and the People of York exhibition
Monday 15 September – Thursday 23October
A new exhibition will look into the lives and stories of the characters who created York’s chocolate legacy and those who keep it alive today. Uncover the stories of world famous confectioners who created York’s chocolate heritage, including Joseph Rowntree, Sir Joseph Terry and Mary Craven. Plus, find out more about those who keep York’s chocolate industry thriving in the modern city.
Saturday 25 October – Sunday 2 November
Join us at York’s CHOCOLATE Story and test your nerve this Halloween by taking part in the tastiest trick or treat challenge ever. We will be holding spook-tacular SHOCK-olate tasting sessions. Test your luck and spin the specially created ‘wheel of fortune’ to receive either a delightfully tasty treat or a revolting rotten trick chocolate!
See you here!