Afternoon tea, great food in the Black Knight restaurant or a medieval banquet in historic surroundings.
Get close to rare and exotic birds, mammals and different wetland habitats. Walk with a warden, bug hunt or tour the duckery. You’ll also see colourful flamingos and the rarest goose in the world!
Following the success of our traditional afternoon tea, we have decided to make the Orangery available to everyone between 1pm and 4pm.
One of its renowned displays is the reconstructed street, Kirkgate, that has been hugely influential in museum displays worldwide. The York Castle Museum is housed in a former debtors’ prison and an adjoining former women’s prison, both of which are Grade I listed. The museum’s name comes from the fact it stands on the site of the former York Castle.
Shambles (or The Shambles as it is often referred to) is a street in the city centre of York with a long and interesting past…
The Art Gallery features paintings by L S Lowry, as the museum has the largest collections of works by Lowry outside of Salford, together with Victorian masterpieces and artefacts from the four corners of the world. The stunning Winter Gardens stimulate the senses with over 2,000 flowers and plants brought together in a spectacular showcase of the world's natural beauty. The museum holds an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions which are accompanied by activities and events for all ages.