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York Castle Museum

Museum

The Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY

Tel: 01904 687687

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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: www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk

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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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Opening Times

* The museum will be open for timed guided tours taking place from Saturday August 1 and then Thursdays to Sundays. The tours will take place between 11am and 3.30pm.

Closed 25, 26 December & 1 January.

Guide Prices

Please see individual tours for prices.

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
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • 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.

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