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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



Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
Tuesday 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 09:30 am – 05:00 pm

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

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  • Restaurant

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible


The Eye of York, York, England


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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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