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

A Victorian Christmas

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 and discover original Victorian Christmas gifts displayed in the shop windows.

See the Period Rooms decorated in traditional festive style and 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 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.

Opening Times

A Victorian Christmas is open daily from 9.30am – 5pmSaturday 17 November – Monday 31 December 2018

Please note that we’ll be closed on the following dates and times:

Closed: 25, 26 December and 1 January.

Early closing at 2.30pm: 24 and 31 December.

Admission

The prices for A Victorian Christmas are:

  • Adults: £11 (with a 10% Gift Aid Donation) / £10 (without a 10% Gift Aid Donation)
  • Child (16 and under 16): Free with a paying adult
  • 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)

Please noteticket price does not include a visit to Father Christmas.

Buying Your Tickets

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

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