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York Castle Museum

Address: Eye of York-, York YO1 9RY, England
Phone Number: 01904 687687
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$57*
and up
The York Pass
91%
Ranked #2 of 214 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Castles, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: You'll wonder, "how did they manage to survive?" when visiting this...
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Type: History museums, Castles, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Thought the price of £10 was a bit steep for the amount of time we spent in there. We went mainly to see the toy exhibition from the 60s, very good but not as big as I expected. Enjoyed looking around the Victorian Streets again. Very good, but I think your prices could go down a bit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Castle Museum in York is really worth a visit. It will accommodate any age group as the exhibitions are so widely varied and so well presented. We only had half a day available but there is was so much to see and experience that another visit is necessary and we shall be back. The staff were extremely friendly, helpful... More 

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Colne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I love castles and old history so visiting a castle expected this in bucket loads. I'd say half of the visit is brilliant and the other half is thrifty space filling. There's a large area of old York including full streets with shops and actors. Perfect for photos and very 'real'. The dungeons / prison cells at the end are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Couldn't believe it was only £10 each a ticket for adults for what u get! We really enjoyed our visit. One of the best parts of the museum was one of the staff dressed up and he really played his part. My partners favourite part was the prison cells he found this interesting.. Would love to go again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the museum, the staff/volunteers really got involved and made everything interesting and were very informative. The Victorian street was brilliant, very realistic. We really enjoyed finding out how times have changed.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the museum the projected prisoners were fascinating and the victorian street better than I remember when I visited as a child. However I was shocked that pushchairs cannot be taken round and it was awkward carrying a baby, I thought all places had to have wheelchair/ pushchair access. This is not made clear until after you have... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent museum, Worth every penny that it cost to get in, Its a great place to visit with attraction from early 1800's to present day Took us just over 2 hours to view it all, Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It was a great place to spend a morning before going to Clifford's Tower. Lots of things to look at and see. It was not dull at for two adults. Very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We went here with our four children aged 7 to 15. All found things to enjoy, the Victorian street is so well done and a real highlight. Highly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We took our two young sons to the Castle Museum. There is a wide variety of exhibits to keep them interested. Probably the best part is the Victorian street with reproductions of various shops and other enterprises. My children who are particularly interested in this period of history found this fascinating. Other very good exhibits include the Sixties section with... More 

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