We have an exciting range of tours available to explore some of the most fascinating aspects of our collection and building – including one just for families!
Kirkgate Family Tour 2021
Families! This Spring, let our costumed guide whisk you back more than 100 years to walk the streets of Victorian York.
Step onto the cobbles and peer in the windows of the fine shops along Kirkgate, hearing why a Devil lurks outside the printers and how taking your “weasel” to the pawnbrokers was a weekly occurrence for many. Then head down the back alleys into York’s slums to discover how hard and deadly life was for the majority of the city’s residents as they battled against the awful conditions, where sharing a toilet with your whole street was the norm.
This tour is aimed at ages 5-16
Upcoming dates: Saturdays & Sundays in May
To find out about our other tours click here: https://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk/york-castle-museum-tours/