York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum

Tower St, York YO1 9RY, United Kingdom

Visit York Castle Museum in the city of York, England. This fascinating museum tells the story of life in York over the past 400 years, with exhibits and displays covering a wide range of topics, from social history to fashion and technology.

The museum is housed in buildings that were once part of York Castle, which dates back to the 11th century. Over the years, the castle was used as a prison and courthouse, and parts of the original structures can still be seen today.

One of the highlights of visiting York Castle Museum is the chance to experience living history demonstrations. Costumed actors bring the past to life, showing visitors what life was like in the past through interactive exhibits and activities.

If you're planning a visit to York Castle Museum, don't miss these must-see highlights:

  • The recreated Victorian street, Kirkgate, where you can step back in time to the 19th century and experience life in a bustling street.
  • The prison cells, where you can learn about the history of York Castle as a jail and see what life was like for prisoners.
  • The Toy Gallery, with a fascinating collection of toys and games from throughout history.
  • The living history demonstrations, where you can experience the past firsthand through interactive exhibits and activities.

In summary, York Castle Museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in the history of York and England as a whole. With its unique mix of exhibits and living history demonstrations, it offers a fascinating glimpse into the past that is not to be missed.


Adult: £16, child: £8

Services & facilities

  • Lift
  • First Aid
  • Accessible restroom
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • Free wheelchairs available
  • Hearing loops
  • Café
  • Gift shop
  • Free baby carriers available
  • Sensory basket
  • Ear defenders available


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