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York Castle Museum

Eye of York-, York YO1 9RY, England
01904 687687
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Ranked #3 of 132 Attractions in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Denver, Colorado
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160 reviews 160 reviews
59 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were a little disappointed in the York Castle Museum but it would be a great place for kids. I thought the displays were geared for a younger crowd and the museum is a little bit small. If your time is limited and you don't have kids with you this could be skipped, but if you have... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a visit to this museum ground floor accessable to disabled travellers . Visited Victorian Street , 60s Exhibition and World War One exhibition which is quite emotional and very well presented . This is a newly opened exhibition , the museum warrants repeat visits as they keep updating it . You can see the old original prisons and also... More

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Halifax, West Yorkshire
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Such a lot to see and so interesting, it was a great day out.The only thing that spoilt things were the parties of school children. I know they have to learn about things but we couldn't hear the commentaries with all the noise.

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Wicklow, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

This museum has excellent recreations of period rooms. It is very interesting and the display rooms cover periods from the 17th century to the 1950s. There is a fully recreated Victorian street. The highlight for me was the tour of the Castle dungeon which has holographic recreations of prisoners. There is also a 1960s display and a look at the... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

i like york because there is somthing for every age the museums are free,exept the one in the gardens ,but it was well werth paying the £7 we paid .

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Antigonish, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This has been a truly great museum for many years. Such a lot to see and so well presented. There is a Victorian street that you can walk along complete with well-stocked shop windows to gaze into and even a few you can go into! There are rooms set up that show furniture etc. from certain eras such as Victorian,... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The museum was good, we paid nearly £10 each to enter but for me there wasnt enough interactiveness. I like to touch things and get involved but you couldnt touch anything.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

love - the prison, really, really creepy and the holograms are "cool" (my 6 yr old!). not so good - the baby change facilities in the disabled toilet - grotty.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I like museums, but even at the best of times they can get somewhat boring after a few hours. Not the case here - this is a museum with a difference. Some very interesting exhibits, and perhaps more aimed at children then 'serious' museum-goers may like, but I personally found it very interesting, The recreation of the Victorian street, complete... More

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Kirkby in Ashfield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If I'm honest I'm not a massive fan of history but I do enjoy looking at items and seeing how things used to be. We paid 9.50 each which I thought was a little expensive but after seeing everything in the museum then it is justified. Plus you can go back for free with your ticket if you decide to... More

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