Knaresborough Castle and Museum

Knaresborough Castle and Museum
Castle Yard
North Yorkshire




01423 556188


01423 556130

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Knaresborough Castle and Museum is set beautifully towering over the River Nidd. Discover royalty and colourful local characters. Explore the remains of the King's Tower and the secret underground tunnel or sallyport. Download our audio tour for adults and children from our website.

Venue Type:

Museum, Castle or defences, Heritage site

Opening hours

Open daily 11am until 4pm from 27th March until 15th September and 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th September 2013.

Admission charges

Adult £3.20; Child (16 yrs and younger) £1.75; Concession £2.10; Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £8.50


  • Museums Association

Local history

Collection details

Archaeology, Industry, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Life in a Castle
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The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • 31 May 2014 7-9pm

Enjoy Shakespeares' comedic tale of love, confusion and trickery in the beautiful grounds of Knaresborough Castle. Performed by Theatre of the Dales.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+


Tickets cost £12 adults, £10 concessions and £8 children. Book on 01423 556188 or via or at Knaresborough Castle, Knaresborough TIC or the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate.