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York Castle Museum

Museum

The Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY

Tel: 01904 687687

Kirkgate 2

Book Tickets Online

About us

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.

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.

Opening Times

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

Guide Prices

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: http://www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/ymtcard/

*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.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Awards

  • Yorkshire AwardsLittle Vikings Winner Little Vikings Winner 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Pass Accepted York Pass Accepted 2018

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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. www.yorkparkandride.co.uk

Accessible by Public Transport: York station is 1 mile away.

Events

Friday, 25th March 2016 - Tuesday, 15th January 2019

Shaping the BodyShaping The BodyThis major new exhibition looks at how body shape has changed over the past 500 years through culture, diet, fashion and lifestyle.
more info

Friday, 13th July 2018 - Sunday, 28th April 2019

A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes
more info

Saturday, 17th November 2018 - Sunday, 23rd December 2018

Tuesday, 11th December 2018 - Tuesday, 11th December 2018

Tuesday, 18th December 2018 - Tuesday, 18th December 2018

Friday, 21st December 2018 - Friday, 21st December 2018

Monday, 24th December 2018 - Monday, 24th December 2018

A Father Christmas Experience at York Castle Museum
more info

Saturday, 17th November 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

A Victorian Christmas at York Castle Museum
more info

Thursday, 29th November 2018 - Friday, 21st December 2018

Evenings with Father Christmas at York Castle Museum
more info

Friday, 14th December 2018 - Friday, 14th December 2018

An Evening with Ebenezer Scrooge at York Castle Museum
more info

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