“Tarry a little. There is something else.”
The Merchant of Venice Act 4, Scene 1

Just a short walk from the Shakespeare's Rose Theatre there is much to intrigue and delight...

Take a tantalising trip through time as you step into the world-famous recreated street - Kirkgate. Experience the sights and sounds of Victorian Britain and discover what life was like in a time that changed the world.

With a whole host of exhibitions including The Sixties and 1914: When the World Changed Forever, come and explore over 400 years of history in this award-winning museum of everyday life famous for its collections of costumes, textiles, military and social history.

Whatever your age and wherever you come from, history comes to life at York Castle Museum.

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Clifford's Tower

Clifford’s Tower is one of the best-loved landmarks in York. The mound was raised by William the Conqueror to strengthen his military grip on the north. Its timber tower was burned down in 1190 after York’s Jewish community was besieged by a mob.

The present 13th-century stone tower is the largest remaining part of York Castle, once the centre of government for the north of England and later a prison.

Climb to the top of the Tower for the wall-walk affording panoramic views of the city, including the majestic York Minster.

We offer Free Education Visits to all of our English Heritage sites for schools, For our York sites this includes Clifford’s Tower and the hidden gem, York Cold War Bunker.

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The world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre has recently re-opened following a multi-million pound re-imagining and is ready to welcome visitors back to explore the lives of the people who made York their home over 1,000 years ago.

Hop aboard the new ride experience and be transported back to the year AD960, with the sights, sounds and of course smells of Viking-age York.

From our state-of- the-art animatronics to innovative touch screen displays, enabling you to become an archaeological conservator, there has never been a better time to visit JORVIK and discover the impact of the Vikings on York.

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