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Christmas Cracker Making at the Castle Museum

Location: York Castle Museum
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Join us at York Castle Museum to make your own Christmas Cracker, complete with gift to go inside!

Multiple workshops per day:

3 December:




11 December:




18 December:




Book tickets here

About this event

Get some festive feels while learning about the history of the Christmas cracker and creating your own colourful cracker to pull on Christmas day.

Our artist will help get you feeling creative and Christmassy, by guiding you through the steps to build your cracker, in this one-hour family friendly workshop. Build and decorate your crackers, choose your joke, hat and gift to go inside and don’t forget the snap for the bang!

Perfect for the family and all ages.

Tickets are £2.50 per child making a cracker to cover the cost of materials.

Please note:

Please book one ticket per child attending (babes in arms do not need a ticket).

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, however, while this is a family-friendly event, due to space limitations, we can only accommodate one adult per child. Adults accompanying their children do not need to book a ticket.

The ticket does not include museum admission, which must be booked separately. You can pre-book here: https://www.yorkcastlemuseum.o... if you don't already have an annual ticket, or pay on arrival. Please note that pre-booking is cheaper and will avoid queueing on the day.

Our events will follow the COVID guidelines current at the time of the event. Please follow the advice and guidance of our Visitor Experience Team, who will be happy to answer any queries.

Tickets for this event are limited, so to avoid disappointment please pre-book on Eventbrite for all the sessions you wish to attend.

To ensure everyone gets the best experience from the workshops, we may not be able to let you join if you are more than 10 minutes late.


As a charity, all our income is ploughed back into helping us achieve our vision and mission; so while we understand that sometimes plans have to change at the last minute, our refund policy helps to minimise our financial loss in the event of not being able to re-sell tickets which have been cancelled at the last minute. Please note that:

  • Tickets are fully refundable if cancelled up to 7 days in advance
  • Tickets cancelled within 7 days of the event are non-refundable.


As a Registered Charity, we value and respect our visitors, volunteers, donors and supporters who make our work possible, preserving the buildings and collections entrusted to us for future generations.

You can read more about our privacy policy on our website.

York Castle Museum Opening Hours

Monday 11am-5pm

Tuesday - Sunday 10am-5pm

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