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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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Worth the money

Great layout and one of the most interesting visits we have done for many a year. Particularly enjoyed the 1914 exposition.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Great layout and one of the most interesting visits we have done for many a year. Particularly enjoyed the 1914 exposition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting history of the UK over the last two hundred years, plenty to do and see and get a nice cup of tea

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Superb museum with an incredible reproduction of a Victorian Street, well worth a visit for that alone. Current exhibition on 1914 and WW1 an excellent snapshot of life, very moving.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A visit with friends. A step back in time, to see how the streets and the living accommodation were. A real eye opener. If you were rich ok, but very mediocre if you were poor. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place lots of things to see. It looked small outside but inside its huge and going around the museum took us over an hour which is quite astonishing. When I visited there was a WW1 room packed with posters, letters from loved ones who served for our country and volunteers showing us how the soldiers dressed on duty. Plus... More 

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glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

A well put together museum ,combining medieval room settings,with the more recent 20th century homes,and nostalgia abounded on those. The 19th century street recreation was great fun to wander round and photograph. Good fun for young and old alike,so don't miss this on your visit to York

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Spent four hours in here and could have spent even longer! It's like stepping back in time and fun for all the family. Really it's exactly as they say "The closest thing to a time-tunnel experience"! From the Victorians, first world war to the 1960's. Remember the Beatles, Dr. Who first programme, right through to that little black dress Mary... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is well worth a visit. Recreated Victorian streets, First World War display was excellent as was the 1960's setting. We spent some three hours here and thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to visit, very informative with lots of items that you are able to touch, can easily spend a day in here.covers Victorian time, World War I, the Sixties and more, see the prison cells and the old Castle Wall. Definitely a must if you visit York. One fee will get you back as many times... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is really well done! The exhibits on life in Yorkshire are very informative and the replica of the Victorian street is pretty neat. My favorite part was the new exhibit on World War I, which was really interesting. If you're deciding which museums to visit iin York, this should be one of them!

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