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York Castle Museum

Location pin

Eye Of York, York, YO1 9RY - 

  • Users

    Up to
    100 guests


York Castle Museum provides a charming venue for smaller evening wedding ceremonies and receptions, giving your event a warm, nostalgic feel which is sure to be enjoyed by family and friends alike.
The Museum’s recreated Victorian Street, Kirkgate, can host seated banquets for up to 70 guests, with the tables arranged on the main street.
Your cermony and reception will be set against the unique backdrop of our authentic shop fronts, packed with historic goods, perfect for memorable photographs.
The Museum can also host buffet receptions for larger number of guests and a site visit is highly recommended if you are interested in this venue.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements in greater detail and we will be delighted to help you plan your reception.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 100

Theatre

Theatre

up to 100

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 20

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 100

Location

Reviews

  • Kath Loughlin

    March 2024

    Last minute idea & it was worth it! The Victorian Street was so extensive to look around! You can buy some sweets there too (cash only). A great peek into history. The period rooms were nice to see with all the artifacts. The WW1 section was very interesting, with lots to see including a little trench (kids size) to go through with something to see inside! The Sixties was cool, especially the fashion and technology "artifacts" 😅 The York Prison was very interesting, with projection videos into some of its most famous "visitors". A reasonable price for the visit. Prams/pushchairs have to stay at the reception & there is always someone there. There is a little cafe and giftshop with some nice gifts to buy from the visit.

  • Dale 1

    April 2024

    Excellent museum, with 4 themed areas. The first was a Victorian street. You next go into the trenches of ww1. You then go to the 1960s Street, and finally, you go into the old prison and walk through and into the old cells. We spent about 2 hours in the museum but could have stayed longer. Your ticket is valid for free returns for 12 months from purchase, so we will be returning. We had a brilliant time, and my daughter and I loved every part.

  • Carl Pango Hancox

    June 2024

    What an amazing experience!!! The history which is steeped in York is astounding. There are many surprises about the museum which I will not go into, don’t want to spoil your fun 😉 Go and enjoy!!!! All of the staff are brilliant and very entertaining.

  • David “Ormy”

    June 2024

    Loved it in here. Loads to see. Walk down a Victorian street, visit the 60's, learn about the war. Brilliant. Well worth the £17 entrance fee

  • Darren Barton

    April 2024

    What a fantastic museum, it is made up of two parts. The first is the recreated Victorian street complete with shop fronts and even a back alley slum. The second part is when the world changed forever during WW1, culminating with a 1960s street. The last part shows what the final use of the building was used for, which is a prison. They have a cafe and a gift shop, They charge for entry, but free entry is available to recipients of numerous benefits, so check the website.