Enter the authentic prison cells of York Castle Prison, where thousands were imprisoned while they awaited release, transportation or execution. Join our expert as they reveal the stories of the infamous, such as highwayman Dick Turpin, and those largely forgotten in this unique insight into prison life.
Emotion, drama and intrigue: A year in York’s relationship with Richard – Thu 29 Jul 2021
This talk will explore the evidence of the York House Books and the York Mystery Plays for clues to the tumultuous relationship between York and Richard in the years before he became king.
Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour – Sat 31 Jul 2021
Date: Saturday 31 July 2021, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: York Castle Museum
Saturdays in June and July
Visit one of York’s most memorable experiences in this guided tour of our recreated Victorian street. The 1 hour tour will reveal the fascinating history of the street, the stories behind the authentic shops and real Victorian York businesses which traded everything from chocolate to weird and wonderful medicines to treat every ailment. Your tour guide will be there to answer any questions and point out the hidden history around every corner!
- Both the York Castle Prison and Kirkgate Victorian Street tours are guided tours with our Visitor Experience team.
- Your tour ticket is for that gallery only and does not admit you to the rest of the museum.
- If you wish to explore the rest of the museum galleries on the day of your tour a ticket can be purchased at the admissions desk at a reduced 50% rate.
- Your tour ticket is valid for that day only and does not provide free entry for the following 12 month period
- Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour start time to be checked in.
- Tickets are required for all tour attendees.
Happiness Happens with Clay – Sun 8 Aug 2021
Let’s Celebrate (Cele-plate!) International Youth Day! – Thu 12 Aug 2021
Richard III’s York – Thu 12 Aug 2021
Explore treasures from 15th century York that add colour to the city Richard knew well.
Personal Masterpiece – Pot like Perry – Sat 14 Aug 2021
Plate it up! – Family Friendly – Sun 15 Aug 2021
Plate it up! – Adults Only – Sun 15 Aug 2021
York’s ‘most famous prince’: Richard III, the City and its Citizens – Thu 19 Aug 2021
This talk will explore Richard III’s relationship with the city of York as duke, king and legend.
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- York Castle Prison Tour
Sunday 25 July 2021
- Emotion, drama and intrigue: A year in York’s relationship with Richard
Thursday 29 July 2021
- Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour
Saturday 31 July 2021
- Happiness Happens with Clay
Sunday 8 August 2021
- Let’s Celebrate (Cele-plate!) International Youth Day!
Thursday 12 August 2021