The Castle Museum
Located in the 'Eye of York', centre of York City just 2 miles from Middlethorpe Hall.
The York Castle Museum was founded by Dr John Kirk, a doctor from Pickering, North Yorkshire, and houses his extraordinary collection of social history, reflecting everyday life in the county.
One of its renowned displays is the reconstructed Victorian street, Kirkgate. The York Castle Museum is house in a former debtors' prison and an adjoining former women's prison, both of which are Grade 1 listed. The museum stands on the site of the former York Castle.