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Events - 14 Dec 18

A Victorian Christmas – Fri 14 Dec 2018

Kirkgate, the Victorian street at York Castle Museum, decorated for Christmas.

Date: Friday 14 December 2018, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Don’t miss this ever popular and award-winning experience celebrating the true magic of Christmas past…

Take a stroll over the cobbles of York Castle Museum’s twinkling Victorian street, Kirkgate, and experience the true magic and traditions of days gone by.

Journey back in time to discover how Christmas was celebrated over 150 years ago on Kirkgate; the ideal backdrop for a month of Christmas festivities, music and cheer.

  • Walk under the beautiful garlands
  • Enjoy the intimate glow of our decorated Christmas trees
  • Listen to carols
  • Meet our Victorian residents
  • Discover original Victorian Christmas gifts displayed in the shop windows
  • See the Period Rooms decorated in traditional festive style
  • Follow the tempting aromas to our working studio kitchen, where you will learn about traditional Victorian gingerbread recipes and perhaps even have a try!

We’ll also have a Christmas trail for you to enjoy. Please note: this isn’t available on the dates when Father Christmas is visiting the Museum (see Meet Father Christmas).

Admission

The prices for A Victorian Christmas are:

  • Adults: £11 (with a 10% Gift Aid Donation) / £10 (without a 10% Gift Aid Donation)
  • Child under £16: Free
  • Adult with a YMT Card: Free
  • Access Day Ticket: £5.50
  • York resident: £8
  • Registered carer accompanying a disabled visitor: Free (please note that evidence may be required)

Buying Your Tickets

You can buy your tickets online prior to your visit, or at admissions on the day.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Fri 14 Dec 2018

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Friday 14 December 2018, 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Welcome Team for our 10 minute Art Shot talks – please ask at Admissions for details.

Included in gallery admission. No need to book.

For all our events, please see our events calendar.

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Sold out: An Evening with Ebenezer Scrooge – Fri 14 Dec 2018

Actor dressed as Scrooge holding a candle

Date: Friday 14 December 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Please note: this event has now sold out.

 

Walk along the cobbles of Kirkgate at York Castle Museum for an immersive and intimate production that will bring the magic of a much-loved Dickens classic to life.

On the 175th anniversary of the first publication of A Christmas Carol, find the true meaning of Christmas with Ebenezer Scrooge.

Tickets for adults are £20 and include a mince pie, and a glass of mulled cider or a soft drink. Find out more and buy your tickets online.

18+ Not suitable for children. Bah Humbug!

Please note: York Castle Museum is accessible to wheelchair users except for the upper floors of the historic buildings. Some areas may also be difficult for people with visual impairment. For further details, please see their access page.

A Victorian Christmas at York Castle Museum

Don’t miss this ever popular and award-winning experience celebrating the true magic of Christmas past… Find out more about A Victorian Christmas.

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