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York Castle Museum

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Address: Tower Street | Eye of York, York YO1 9RY, England
Phone Number: 441904687687
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Famous for its collections of costume, textiles, military and social...

Famous for its collections of costume, textiles, military and social history, York Castle Museum brings history back to life.

Wander through the Victorian streets, venture into the prison cell of notorious highwayman Dick Turpin and discover what life was like on the front line in the First World War.

There's something for everyone at York Castle Museum.

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I can remember visiting the castle museum as a child and loved it, so we came with my 2 young children and it was even better than I'd remembered! We had a great 3 hours, and all... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I can remember visiting the castle museum as a child and loved it, so we came with my 2 young children and it was even better than I'd remembered! We had a great 3 hours, and all came out having learned a lot from all the exhibits, well worth a visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you visit York this is a fascinating way to spend a few hours. Travelling through time in York is a very interesting experience! I must say I was quite surprised when we reached the 60's/70's bit.....you see, I hadn't thought of myself as being part of history!!

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Thank Christine L
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found the museum very interesting, particularly the toy part of the museum. Quite a section of the msuem is being updated, but still plenty to see. There is also a nice cafe and gift shop too.

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Thank Robert H
Oregon City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time wandering through this museum. My favorite part was the recreated Victorian high street. There is also a prison, complete with interactive video stories from actual historic prisoners. You could spend hours here!

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bolton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was ok, just make sure you leave enough as we time to visit all the area. We went 2hrs before closing and paid full price and after only 20 mins was told certain areas were closed!! We were highly disappointed as we only went for the Victorian street and prison, we was pleased we managed to see the prison which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for free on residents weekend. It was enjoyable, though the museum doesn't really flow or have a theme. There's the world war, 1960s, kids room full of old/new toys... I wasn't sure what the theme was?

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Thank Cari J
Middlesbrough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great museum, set in the old castle. Great layout, lots to see, including a walk through the original cells. Would highly recommended.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walking around this museum was very interesting and I enjoyed my time there. We were done in just over an hour though, so it's not an all day thing. That being said I feel the price reflects that and is reasonable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a bit of an eclectic collection of exhibits from the Victorian Street to the Toy Stories and World War 1 to the sixties. However, this meant my 5&6 year old were kept constantly entertained. The museum is also in a really good location near sections of the wall and Clifford's Tower. Recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On a cold and windy day in January we decided to visit the Castle Museum. What a great time we had, spending four hours of interest. The World War One exhibition is very good and the improvements to the Victorian streets,since we last visited were great. I would not hesitate to recommend the museum.

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