We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

York Castle Museum

Open Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Review Highlights
Brilliant experience

I've been coming to York with my Mum for a few years, this is the first time we've been... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great museum

We visited with our toddler. The museum was great, there was so much to see and do. Our son loved... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sherburn in Elmet, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 8,482 reviews
All photos (2,510)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“victorian street”(1,797 reviews)
“period rooms”(110 reviews)
“street scene”(95 reviews)
Famous for its collections of costume, textiles, military and social history, York Castle Museum brings history back to life. Wander through the Victorian streets, venture into the prison cell of notorious highwayman Dick Turpin and discover what...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in York
Eye of York | Tower St, York YO1 9RY, England
+44 1904 687687
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around York
The York Dungeon
27 Reviews
from US$17.11
More Info
from US$65.79
More Info
from US$25.25
More Info
from US$15.13
More Info
Reviews (8,482)
Filter reviews
8,217 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews victorian street period rooms street scene debtors prison first world war victorian era all ages well worth a visit victorian times sweet shop different eras dick turpin few hours value for money couple of hours interesting exhibits rainy day
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 8,217 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've been coming to York with my Mum for a few years, this is the first time we've been here...worth every penny. I cannot recommend it enough. Fascinating, the village will give you smells, sound, vision that bring to life times past. All the volunteers...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kaydee1230
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fairly interesting, but dated. It’s a good idea to display artifacts as items in shop windows, but as they’re very old and faded you quickly realise that life was not quite that dull! Lighting very poor, maybe to preserve items, but I felt I needed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pdottyg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited with our toddler. The museum was great, there was so much to see and do. Our son loved all of the activities. He wasn't a fan of the plastic horses though. We have bought a year pass, so will definitely be back again....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank catherinetkennedy
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great museum! A Victorian street set up as a museum that you walk around to view life in the past. Interesting and exciting. There is much more to the museum too with a great world war exhibit, an exercise yard and a mill....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 746ballfamily746
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A unique museum with lots of interesting things to look at. I especially enjoyed the life-like street scene that you walk through, complete with sounds, smells, day and night.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank B6176KUamyb
Reviewed 4 days ago

I decided to visit this museum soley because of the Vivienne Westwood Shoes exhibition (ends April 2019). Whilst I really enjoyed that exhibition, the delightful bonus was the rest of the museum was also great. Really interesting exhibits, loads of information. I loved the Victorian...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NLO123
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Some very good exhibits (see photos) to walk into and browse around, plenty of sweets (sugar mice) in the old shop. The dungeon was interesting and the videos helped to understand what it was like to be imprisoned. Cafe had a very good selection of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 991markf
Reviewed 4 days ago

Returned here after two years and still found it a great visit. So much to see from all periods of time and exhibits very interesting. Worth every penny. Staf friendly and on hand to fill in information on the exhibits.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank karen s
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Perfect for a cold rainy day, or any day for that matter. Entrance fee a little pricy, but that seems to be the norm in York. Loved the recreated streets and shops although we'd have appreciated a little more info about some of the shops...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maxbL708UJ
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited this museum a few times over the years but have never had such an enjoyable visit. Due to it being quiet we could leisurely walk around reading and looking at all the exhibits which you can’t do in peak season as it gets so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kookla75
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 46 nearby hotels
Travelodge York Central
1,177 reviews
.09 km away
Holiday Inn York City Centre
2,046 reviews
.11 km away
Hilton York
3,274 reviews
.18 km away
The Parisi Hotel
803 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,020 nearby restaurants
4,907 reviews
.23 km away
190 reviews
.19 km away
29 States The Indian Kitchen
501 reviews
.19 km away
31 Castlegate Restaurant
1,085 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 434 nearby attractions
Malt Shovel, Oswaldkirk
34 reviews
.26 km away
Shakespeare's Rose Theatre
104 reviews
.10 km away
The York Army Museum
197 reviews
.19 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
December 13, 2018|
Response from 826joannes | Reviewed this property |
Not sure maybe because it’s a Santa ticket but it does say 5 pm closing check with them it may be open longer for the Santa tickets you have