York Castle Museum Group Bookings

Group Bookings

Please note that due to COVID-19, all group bookings are suspended.

Group Admission Pricing

Adult – £8* (25 years + over)
Adult – £5* (17-24 years)
Child – £4.50 (16 years + under)

* Carers for disabled children have free admission.

For school party group admission information, click here.

To make a booking, please complete a booking form and email it to groupbookings@ymt.org.uk 

You can contact our Group Bookings department on 01904 687633 for further information (Monday – Friday).


NEW! – ESOL Museum Trail at York Castle Museum

Specially written by a trained TEFL teacher, this new trail will lead your students round the museum giving them a focus to their visit whilst helping them to improve their English language skills – please click here to download the trail.

This trail is also available for groups to pre-book ready for their arrival at the museum with clipboards and pencils to borrow for a special introductory price of £5 per 30 students. To book a visit, please click here to complete a booking form and email it to groupbookings@ymt.org.uk.


NEW! – Booked Adult Group Offer at York Castle Museum

We are pleased to be able to offer a choice of three activities for groups of 10 or more adults who book in advance at York Castle Museum:


A Lesson in the Victorian Classroom (45 minutes)

Meet our strict schoolteacher who will lead you through the ‘three Rs’, drill and an object lesson in our recreated schoolroom. Behaviour and manners need to be at their best as there’s always the threat of the cane or the back straightener!

This session is for a maximum of 18 adults. £45


Tour of Kirkgate (45 minutes)

Hear the stories behind the original shops in York that inspired Kirkgate, England’s oldest recreated street. Discover what life was like for those living in York in the late 1800s and how wealth affected their lives.

This session is for a maximum of 15 adults. £45


Prison Life – A Tour with Original Objects to Handle (45 minutes)

The site where the museum now stands has been a place of justice and imprisonment for around 1,000 years. Visit the recreated prison and find out about the poor sanitary arrangements, the punishments and the exercise that felons faced every day. The tour is followed by the opportunity to handle original prison objects from the past two centuries.

This session is for a maximum of 15 adults. £45

Please let us know if any of your group has any additional needs that we may need to be aware of when making your booking.

To book please email  groupbookings@ymt.org.uk or call us on 01904 687633 (Monday – Friday).



Guides to York Castle Museum

Download the foreign language guides to York Castle Museum:

English Guide to York Castle Museum

French Guide to York Castle Museum

German Guide to York Castle Museum

Chinese Guide to York Castle Museum