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Christmas at York Castle Museum


We’ve already brought you news of the festive activities that the Jorvik Group are laying on for families in York this Christmas, so now it’s the turn of our friends at York Museums Trust. We’re going to be heading to York Castle Museum to enjoy some of these lovely yuletide treats.


York Castle MuseumDiscover the secrets behind the perfect mince pie and compare modern recipes to ones from Jacobean and Georgian England.
Kitchen Studio – 10am to 4pm – 7th to 8th December and 14th to 23rd December


Bauble Little VikingsDeck the halls: Help decorate the museum by making traditional Christmas decorations.
Head to the Workhouse – 11am to 4pm – 7th to 8th December


kirkgateWatch ‘A Christmas Carol’ come to life in Kirkgate, the recreated Victorian Street
Let the kids see where Daddy gets his Scrooge-like inspiration. Performances throughout the day from 11am to 4pm – 7th to 8th December and 14th to 24th December.


SantaMeet Father Christmas in the Toy Gallery
The big man in red will be holding court at 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm from 7th to 8th December and 14th to 24th December. Ho ho ho!


York Castle Museum is open daily 9.30am to 5pm (closed from 2.30pm on 24th December and closed 25th, 26th December and 1 January) –  adults £8.50, under 16s with an adult are free – YorkCard holders go free – buggies must be left at the buggy park but baby carriers can be borrowed for free. See our general entry on the Castle Museum here.

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