Castle Museum, York England

About Castle Museum York England

Facing Clifford’s Tower is the Castle Museum that backs onto the River Foss behind. What the Castle Museum contains is of interest enough, but the building itself, along with York Crown Court beside it is also of interest.  This building is a former debtors prison as well as the adjoining former women’s prison.  These structures are understandably grade 1 listed buildings. It stands on the site of where the castle once stood including its moat and artificial lake. 

The museum was founded by Dr John Kirk who was a doctor who lived in Pickering.  This museum boasts a huge collection of artefacts relating to the area including the famous Kirkgate victorian street mock up to explore.  This Victorian street was rebuilt brick by brick inside the museum. You can find York Castle Museum at Clifford’s Tower/Eye of York.

Where to Find Castle Museum York England

Useful Information and Links

Castle Museum Opening Times click here

Castle Museum Entry Fees/Book click here

York Castle Museum Website