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York Castle Museum

Eye of York, York YO1 9RY, England
01904 687687
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Ranked #3 of 133 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Came to York for the day and visited the museum. It was fantastic and lots to see. Wish I had longer to spend in the museum but was on a time frame.

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

So much to see and learn. Love the streets and realistic shops and displays. so so so much to see. hours can be spent here learning.

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Having been to the museum many times, I really enjoyed returning. Lots of exhibits have stayed the same over many years, such as the life cycle exhibition, but I really enjoyed the interactive videos of the prison. It takes quite a while to go round, but that shows how much space it has and that it is worth the money.... More

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Rainford, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This museum covers many areas of interest, from a victorian street through 1914 trenches to the swinging sixties! It is packed with items which are displayed well and in context. There really is something here to interest everyone!

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Stoke Gabriel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place to visit. Hadn't visited since I was a child. So glad to see the victorian street again. So much to see, the place is huge. Allow a couple of hours at least for your visit!

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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Allow plenty of time for this high quality museum. One of my favourite places to be. The streets are wonderful. the costume displays worth seeing and the historical toys. The cells are full of interactive historical characters.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Its a nice "walk trough" museum. Nothing to be thrilled about. Not my thing but others may enjoy it.

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Edinburgh
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great visit, really enjoyed the exhibits and the WW1 exhibition was very interesting. The kids particularly enjoyed the street reconstructed with all the various shops etc. Value for money wise it was OK as the ticket is thereafter valid for as many visits as you wish for the next year. They could improve on the internal signage, and some of... More

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A good place to visit with children. A lot of interesting staff for them. There is a medieval street with shops, prison, police station and pharmacy inside the museum, and it's really nice.

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Liverpool
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Cover different aspects of England story. Very good the Victorian street recreation (always remember that an image explains more than million words) and the toy story (delightful for kids, and adults). War exhibition very good as well. Nice cafeteria and gift shop. Not cheap for adults (£ 10 each) but kids go free, and, all in all, price is good... More

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