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York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum


Come and see hundreds of years of York’s history in one place – from recreated Jacobean dining rooms to infamous Victorian criminals and all the way to the Space Age and the swinging Sixties.

There’s something for everyone this year at York Castle Museum. Our interactive galleries hold thousands of historic objects that really bring the past to life, and our new exhibitions for 2014 promise fascinating displays and innovative new ways of learning about York’s past.

Don’t forget that kids go free with a paying adult – it’s the perfect family day out.

New exhibition - 1914: When the World Changed Forever. York Castle Museum’s stunning new exhibition brings First World War to life like never before, on its hundredth anniversary.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Open daily from 9.30am - 5pm
Closed 25, 26 December & 1 January.


YMT Card holders: FREE
Adult: £10.00 (25 years + over)
*Access Ticket - £5
**Child (16 and under) - Free (16 and under)

Group rates are available for groups of 10+. For further details please contact Group Bookings on 01904 687633.

SAVE MONEY by buying a new YMT Card to visit York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum. For more information please visit:

*Access Tickets: Up to 50% discount for disabled visitors, visitors aged 17-24 or in receipt of Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income-based Jobs Seekers Allowance, Pension Credit or Income Support. Evidence of support may be required.
**Maximum four children per adult, additional children will be charged at £4.50 per child.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 28 Jun - Thu 6 Jul 1914: When the World Changed Forever
Wed 13 Nov - Sat 31 Dec The Sixties
Thu 7 Nov - Sat 31 Dec Toy Stories
Wed 13 Nov - Sat 31 Dec York Castle Prison
Mon 30 Nov - Thu 31 Dec Children's Christmas Trail
Mon 30 Nov - Tue 1 Dec Father Christmas' Toy Museum


York Castle Museum

01904 687687


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See location of York Castle Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 605514  Lat: 53.95517 Long: -1.07951

By Road:
The nearest car park is the Castle car park, next to Clifford's Tower, which has 305 spaces. This car park is off Clifford Street, off the inner ring road, most easily reached from the A19 to the south of the city or the A1036 to the south west.

By Public Transport:
York Castle Museum is in the centre of York, close to Clifford's Tower and the Coppergate Shopping Centre. Follow the green pedestrian signs to the 'Castle Area'.

It is 20 to 25 minutes' walk from York Railway Station.

Park & Ride:
With six cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from York station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed


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