Castle Howard and its collection

Castle Howard

Built in 1699, Castle Howard is one of the country's finest historic houses and is still the private residence of the Howard family. Castle Howard features exhibits related to Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History and Architecture. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: Gainsborough, Crown Derby, Canaletto, Reynolds and Holbein.

Art & Design  Art & Design History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology

Visitor information Castle Howard

Opening hours

10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00


Prices may vary depending on date & time of visit.
- Adult non-member from £9.00 - £17.00
- Child non-member from £4.50 - £8.50
- Adult member - £0.00
- Child member - £0.00
- Complimentary Carer - £0.00


Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop

Location & Map

, York

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Castle Howard Reviews

Castle Howard has 3 ratings.

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    sheila • Nov 20, 2022

    Visited with friends for Xmas 2022. Whilst they found time to enjoy the grounds, they were blown away by the Xmas installations inside the house. The attention to detail was superb. The fairytale storylines were captured totally as the theme thoughtfully led you along a wonderful storyline trail. Each room had a steward in and there were also volunteers situated in certain areas. All would happily explain each intallation to you so you didnt miss anything. Whilst this centres around the Christmas theme they also chatted about the history and furnishings to be seen within the rooms when we asked. The selection of produce available within the retail areas and catering is of good quality and priced accordingly. Nothing disapppoints. Staff were found to be friendly, helpful and polite. My friends have all said they would revisit with their own family and friends as they found it an amazing day out.

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    Carole • Aug 21, 2022

    Dreadful experience though lovely lovely staff who were so helpful.

    Disability access was not as it should be and does not meet standards to advertise as 'fully accessible' (see website) Long cobbled area where it was impossible to push a person in a wheelchair.

    Stair lift broke down so had to wait at the top of the stairs for the mechanic to repair.

    No access to bedroom areas as there was 'important plumbing work being done'. So £25 paid to look around one level of the house and the access for the wheelchair in the grounds meant that was not a possibility for my disabled friend

    Train taking visitors to the main hous advertised as running every 20 mins. Driver had one hour for lunch with no replacement.

    2 sandwiches left for a party of three in the house cafe.

    A sad, shaming, excluding and expensive day for my friend who was visiting from the USA.

    Visited on Aug 9, 2022

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