York Castle Prison

York Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, Yorkshire, YO1 9RY

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Opening Times

Please contact York Castle Prison for the latest opening times.


We are open daily from 9.30am until 5pm, except 25 and 26 December and 1 January. (We open at 10am on Fridays during school term times) We usually close early in the afternoon on 24 December and 31 December.

Kids Go FREE

Children now get free entry to York Castle Museum - which includes the Prison - as long as they are with a paying adult.

Adult - £8.50 (Concessionary Adult - £7.50)
Children - FREE with a paying adult (includes concessionary adults). This special offer does not apply to organised groups such as schools.

Residents with a valid York Card (issued after February 2011) - FREE . Wheelchair users plus one carer - FREE

Come Back For Free

Tickets are valid for 12 months, at no extra charge, so you can come back as many times as you like for a year.

Tickets are personal and not transferable so we just need to take your name and address (this information is not passed on or used for marketing purposes) and you may be asked for ID on your return visit. If, for any reason you don't want to give your name and address, day tickets are available at the same price.

Group admission

Adult - £6.50

Child - £4
Concession (Seniors/Benefits) - £6
Student - £6
Under 5s - free
Residents with a valid York Card (issued after February 2011) - free

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