York Castle Museum

Special Exhibitions

We have three major exhibition spaces devoted to Roman York, Medieval York and Extinct as well as the History of York, our audio visual spectacular and Enquiry - the Learning Level, which includes our Historic Library.

Roman York - Meet the People of the Empire

Roman York - Meet the People of the Empire

Discover the real story of Eboracum, meet some of its many citizens from all over the world and see rare Roman artefacts.  View

Capital of the North

Capital of the North

This new Medieval Gallery exhibition for 2013 tells the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York's walls.  View

Extinct: A Way of Life

Extinct: A Way of Life

This fun, family-orientated gallery welcomes us into a world of weird and wonderful creatures which have lived on our planet over millions of years.  View

History of York Audio-Visual Spectacular

History of York Audio-Visual Spectacular

A visit to York is not complete without a journey through the history of the city in this brand new show.  View

Historic Library

Historic Library

View our historic library, a treasure trove of books about the natural world and human history.   View

Learning Level

Learning Level

This area on the museum's upper floor invites visitors to "dig deeper" and find out more about the themes explored in the galleries.  View

After the Ice

After the Ice

24 May 2013 – May 2014   View

Previous Exhibitions

1212: The Making of the City

1212: The Making of the City

Medieval exhibition celebrating the 800th anniversary of York becoming a self-governing city, with new exhibits added October 2012.  View

Medieval York - The Power and the Glory

Medieval York - The Power and the Glory

Soak in the colour and atmosphere of the Medieval world in this beautiful gallery, which shows off some of our greatest treasures.   View