York Castle Museum, York

4.6
#2 of 248 in Museums in Yorkshire
Experience life in Victorian and Edwardian England at York Castle Museum. Housed in prison buildings within the York Castle complex, the museum features recreated scenes from the 17th to 19th centuries. Walk through Kirkgate, a Victorian street with buildings that feature period architecture, and visit rooms furnished in Victorian styles. See the Raindale Mill, a reconstruction of an 18th-century flour mill. The Cells exhibit educates visitors about prison life at the castle. The museum also hosts numerous temporary exhibits. Your admission ticket is personalized and good for free reentry up to 12 months after your initial visit. Add York Castle Museum and other attractions to your York trip itinerary using our York vacation app .
Create an itinerary including York Castle Museum
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
York Castle Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
8,840 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • I would come back any time to this place. We bought the 3 days York pass which gives us the opportunity to visit all these amazing places. York Castle is one of our favourites.  more »
  • This museum is a must visit if you are visiting York and seems to be great for families with children too as there are activities throughout. All exhibitions were good with the Victorian street being ...  more »
Google
  • Really interesting and enjoyable place. Good place for children to see how things used to be like many years ago. Only downside is its not very wheelchair or disabled friendly... many area disabled people would need to miss due to steps/stairs or narrow places. Excellent day out otherwise
  • I loved this museum and can't wait to go back again. Its so worth the money. I spent 3 hours here and could happily spend a few more. The displays are really well done and there's a great amount of Information provided as you walk around. The street area was my favourite, there was so much to see and lots of corridors to explore and rooms/shops to look In. Thought it was great having the sound effects of the horses walking down the street and the thunder storm was fantastic. I would definitely recommend people visit here. I went with an 8 year old and she loved it.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in York

View all >
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h
3.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from York

4.7
Duration: 6​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in York

4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in York

View all >
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 3​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Shopping in York

View all >
5.0
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in York

4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 2​h
3.4
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min