TURNER winning artist Grayson Perry is hosting a night of teddy bear heaven for a night at the Yorkshire Museum.

Bears from the York Museums Trust will be coming out of their cases to join in the fun on Thursday May 15.

The Museums at Night event at the Yorkshire Museum, York, will include family friendly activities based around the Trust’s bear themed collections.

There will also be the chance to meet Grayson as he plays “hide and seek” with visitors.

The event has been made possible after a record 5,500 people voted for Grayson to come to York for the Connect 10 Museums At Night, organised by Culture 24.

Gaby Lees, assistant curator of arts learning, said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming Grayson and his bear Alan Measles to York for this very special event.

“He is very keen to come and see our collections and share his thoughts and ideas with the people who voted to bring him here.

“We hope people will get in the spirit of this teddy bear gathering and bring their own bears along to join the party.”

The event will start at 5.30pm. Visitors will be invited to seek out bears from the Trust’s collections scattered around the galleries.

York College students have also been busy making their own bears for display and there are range of bear themed workshops and activities.

The event is free and there is no need to book apart from the Grayson Perry in Conversation session by visiting www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk