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York Castle Museum

Location: The Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY
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About Us
Welcome to the award-winning York Castle Museum - come and immerse yourself in over 400 years of York's past. 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 promise fascinating displays and innovative new ways of learning about York’s past. A Christmas Spectacular on Kirkgate Adults £10 / Children £8 On selected dates until January 3 2021 Step out of the cold and into a magical snow-covered world where Christmas comes alive at York Castle Museum. Other Tours available at York Castle Museum Check out the winter tours we have on offer by visiting our website: ---- Kirkgate - The Victorian street that brings history to life Step onto the cobbles of our Victorian street to meet the local characters, visit the authentic shops and discover the weird and wonderful collections from this bygone era - from luxurious costumes to tasty traditional sweets and the pharmacist's unlikely 'cures'. From the luxury of the rich to a darker world of poverty and disease, see how York's 19th Century residents lived, learned and entertained themselves. York Castle Prison The museum buildings were once a Georgian Prison, and down in the felons' cells lies a dark a brutal history - a time of rouges, thieves and murders. Visit our infamous residents and shiver at their stories of rough conditions, crooked justice and harsh punishments... watch out for the most notorious inmate of all - the legendary highwayman, Dick Turpin 1914: When the World Changed Forever From the recruiting office to te horrors of the front line, experience the objects and stories of the First World War. Castle Museum Shop From traditional Victorian games and old-fashioned sweets to 60s books and stocking fillers. Young or old, you'll find that perfect gift.

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