York Castle Museum

NEW - Shaping the Body

This major new exhibition looks at how our bodies have changed over the past 400 years, through fashion, food and lifestyle.

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Kirkgate, the Victorian Street

Explore of the life of the rich and poor of Victorian York on our recreated street with authentic local businesses.

1914: When the World Changed Forever

The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world is explored in this major exhibition.

The Sixties

The Sixties aims to recreate the spirit of this exciting decade which saw momentous change in public and private life.

York Castle Prison

Rogues. Thieves. Killers. Debtors. Revolutionaries - come and see York Castle Prison's infamous inmates!