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York Castle Museum

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Address: Eye of York-, York YO1 9RY, England
Phone Number: 01904 687687
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Description: You'll wonder, "how did they manage to survive?" when visiting this...
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.
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Excellent day out

Included in the York Pass, so we got free entry, but the admission fee is worth it. The recreation of the Victorian Street is very well done, and the selection of toys through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Included in the York Pass, so we got free entry, but the admission fee is worth it. The recreation of the Victorian Street is very well done, and the selection of toys through the ages was great. Showing my age, but saw many things I remember playing with as a child.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This visit was part of a visit 3 Day pass for two people £99 it was excellent value we tried to visit all the places in York but had to miss a few out. I always visit the castle museum as it brings back memories from when we used to visit from school trips and they keep adding to the... More 

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Bolton
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This attraction is for all ages and we all really enjoyed it. There were an old Victorian street you can walk around, street display shops and houses. There are also some dungeons with some video information. They had 1940-50s area and had some old music ,clothes,equipment and bicycle's. Will be returning and this is a must see when visiting York.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

There is nothing that I disliked on my visit to the York Castle Museum. It is one of the best museums I have ever been to, and it is fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

yep, its a must, the displays are all excellent, its a good idea to start your day out here and it will set the trend for the rest of the day, york is a historical place and this attraction starts the day on the right tempo

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We really loved this very clever and unique museum.The street display with shops, school etc was absolutely amazing. The gaol was also very moving. The whole museum was wonderful.

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Lystrup, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

An interesting museum describing life in York. The exhibition from the 60's reminded me of my youth. The old prisen was very interesting with "prisoners" telling their stories.

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Deepest Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is divided into two halves. The first is a series of rooms and mostly domestic artifacts. The second, at the moment, concentrates on the First World War. Both halves are extremely interesting and informative and its lovely to have a rest and a cup of tea or coffee in the middle. For us it was worth the entrance... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

York Castle Museum deserves to be appreciated at a leisurely pace. Some areas are done exceptionally well. most notably Kirkgate, the Victorian Street. The authentic cobbled street with meticulous detail in each of the shops is outstanding. I urge you just to sit on the bench in the street for a few minutes to witness the sounds and lights as... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Really interesting for all age groups, we've been several times now and there's always something different to see or that you may have missed the first time

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