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York Castle Museum

Museum

The Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY

Tel: 01904 687687

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About

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.

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.

Book your tickets online now.

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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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

  • Trip Advisor AwardsTrip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • 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.ukAccessible by Public Transport: York station is 1 mile away.

Events

Friday, 22nd March 2019 - Sunday, 22nd March 2020

Museum of Broken Relationships
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Saturday, 25th May 2019 - Monday, 25th May 2020

Michael Lyons: Ancient and Modern
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Wednesday, 7th August 2019 - Wednesday, 7th August 2019

Wednesday, 14th August 2019 - Wednesday, 14th August 2019

Wednesday, 21st August 2019 - Wednesday, 21st August 2019

Storytime and Rhyme with Christina Gabbitas
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