1 May 2019
One of York Theatre Royal pantomime dame Berwick Kaler’s spectacular costumes will be installed as the highlight of the re-display of York Castle Museum’s Shaping the Body exhibition.
The glitterball costume was worn by Berwick in the ‘walk-down’ finale of the 2018-19 pantomime The Grand Old Dame of York, his 40th and …
22 March 2019
A can of love incense that “doesn’t work”, a torn wedding dress from a failed marriage and a York teapot bought for a reunion of a long lost brother and sister are included in a brand new exhibition at York Castle Museum.
Just as Britain is set to break up with the European …
19 March 2019
We’re sorry to say this event has now been cancelled.
Do you think the European Union is a tired teabag ready for the bin or a perfectly blended cup of the good stuff?
Either way, York Castle Museum would like to invite you to join us in our Brexit Café next month to …
21 February 2019
An expert in large scale strategic property and regeneration projects has been named the new Chair of the Trustees for York Museums Trust (YMT).
James Grierson, from York, has been a member and Vice Chair of the Trustees since 2014.
A qualified chartered surveyor, James was a partner and executive board member of the UK’ …
18 February 2019
York Museums Trust have appointed the team that will work on the initial design phase of a major multi-million pound redevelopment at York Castle Museum.
The RIBA stage one phase of the project will see the creation of masterplan and concept designs for the reimagined museum in preparation for the funding campaign.
The proposed …
29 January 2019
One of the first jigsaws ever made which divides Europe along its borders will feature in a new exhibition on Broken Relationships at York Castle Museum this March.
Just as Britain is set to break up with the European Union, the museum brings a collection of stories and symbolic possessions to York from the …
23 January 2019
Surround yourself in sounds that inspire Kaiser Chiefs, bump into the BFG, feed a virtual dinosaur or marvel at the shoes of Vivienne Westwood – all free for York residents this weekend.
As part of the city’s annual York Residents Festival, York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum are free to …
20 November 2018
Step back in time to Victorian York and experience the magic of Christmas past at York Castle Museum.
Take a stroll along the cobbles of our twinkling Victorian street, Kirkgate, dressed for Christmas with draping evergreen garlands and a glowing Christmas tree. Meet our Victorian residents and admire the shop displays to discover Victorian …
6 November 2018
Five flags flown in York to mark the end of the First World War have been rediscovered 100 years after the end of the conflict.
David Harding’s Great Grandfather and Grandfather displayed a series of flags outside their family drapery shop, G.W Harding, on High Ousegate and Coppergate in the city on November 11 1918.
October 30 2018
Reserve your place to experience the award-winning magic of a Victorian Christmas this festive season at York Castle Museum, with online tickets on sale from Saturday 27 October.
Visitors are invited to the Victorian Christmas Experience (17 Nov – 31 Dec) to take a stroll along the cobbles of our twinkling Victorian street; Kirkgate. Meet our Victorian residents …