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The York Castle Museum is located on the site of York Castle, housed in prison buildings, built in the 18th century. The castle itself was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068. In the York Castle Museum interactive galleries hold thousands of historic objects that bring the past to life, ranging from recreated Jacobean dining rooms to Victorian criminals and to the Space Age and the swinging Sixties.

York Castle Museum
The Eye of York
YO1 9RY York

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology

Topics

Unknown.

Visitor information

Opening hours

York Castle Museum is open daily from 9.30am until 5pm, except 25 and 26 December and 1 January, and will be closing at 2.30pm on 24 and 31 December.

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Admission

0 - 4 Free
YMT Card Holder Free
Adults £10.90
Children £4.00
Reduced £8.40

Notes

York Castle Museum offers free admission for the below. Please note that a valid card or proof of identity will be required in most circumstances....

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Facilities


  • Restaurant

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

Location

The Eye of York, York, England

Exhibitions

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Museum of Broken Relationships
22Mar

Museum of Broken Relationships

Always heartfelt, sometimes humorous and often deeply moving, the collections from the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia, will be enriched with objects from York’s collections which il...

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Reviews

York Castle Museum has 2 ratings.

Sunday, November 17, 2019 Nov 17, 2019

We were pleasantly surprised by the York Castle Museum. It is a great museum, and we especially liked the recreated Victorian Street! The large WWI exhibit that was on display when we visted was also very well done. Great value for money, so if you are near York, definitely check out this museum!

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