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York Castle Museum

Eye of York, York YO1 9RY, England
01904 687687
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Ranked #4 of 132 attractions in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Castles
Owner description: You'll wonder, "how did they manage to survive?" when visiting this living-history museum, which features everyday life during Victorian and Edwardian... more » Owner description: You'll wonder, "how did they manage to survive?" when visiting this living-history museum, which features everyday life during Victorian and Edwardian England in fine detail. « less
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Geelong, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

A fab museum, very family friendly my boy loved the street scape. The dungeons were a bit scary for him though. Worth getting the annual ticket (same price) so that you can break up the visit especially with little ones. Really enjoyable experience

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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I have known and been a frequent visitor to this museum from childhood and am now very unimpressed with the current exhibitions which, given the museum's resources and stock, could be much better. The period rooms and streets are still fantastic, but the exhibitions are unimaginative and boring - especially the sixties one, which has taken over one of the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The gardens are an oasis of green calm, even filled with people. The grounds do get locked at night and it is easy to lose track of time when it is light so late so you can't get out at the bottom later on, but the wardens do warn you and won't lock you in! Interesting plants.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This has got to be one of the best museums to visit. Very informative, great atmosphere, brilliant for kids,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very helpful from the start,easily got around on lower floors with the help of the lift as my partner is disabled,very enjoyable good exhibits

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Kings Lynn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent value first of all as the ticket is valid for a year. Lots of things to see and do and everything is displayed brilliantly. The old street scene is really good ax is the new First World War display. The only downside today was a school trip with lots of rowdy teenagers. The teachers with them were either unable... More

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Toronto, Canada
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

One of my earliest childhood memories is of me walking through this museum. I went back for a visit for a couple of days last year and really enjoyed my trip to York and this museum was part of that trip. It is a bit pricy to get in, but then which museum isn't? I don't think much has changed... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is one of the all round best general history museums I've been to. It's really well curated, with interesting, thought provoking presentation. The museum is really large, and located within a building which itself has a fascinating history. Well worth the visit, though it can be a little pricey with a family.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Definitely recommend a visit to this museum loads to see for the whole family! The Victorian street was my favourite part.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The exhibition was excellant, plenty to see and interactive activities for the children who should fing it very educational. Would visit again if in York

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