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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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As a York resident I visit the castle museum once every few months. I love it! The old street really gets my imagination going and every time I go there I learn something new. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Visited 23 March 2015 This museum is situated just outside of the main city centre area so its slightly more difficult to find, but the city is well signposted so it shouldn’t be a problem. First things first. The name is misleading. When you get there you are greeted with 3 large, official looking buildings in front of you (none... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

As a York resident I visit the castle museum once every few months. I love it! The old street really gets my imagination going and every time I go there I learn something new. The guided tours are great but it's rare that I find them when I am there. I have nothing but good things to say about the... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Superb museum with re-creation of Victorian street and other period rooms.Swinging sixties area and prison cells. Best history lesson ever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was surprised to see this was over £10 per person to enter but was well worth the price. Very interesting

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

very good exhibits,lots to see good for children and educational all round a good museum.would recommend a visit.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I haven't been to the Castle Museum for over 30 years and I was absolutely amazed by the change. Yes, it has all the exhibits you would imagine a museum to have but they have really brought it up to date with staff dressed in costume, holograms giving you a feel for the times and I loved the rainstorm in... More 

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Midlothian
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Good views of York but we've been spoiled with castles living in Scotland so doesn't compare, sorry. Worth a visit for the views.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

So many different things to explore - we loved it all from the very realistic Victorian Street, to the swinging 60s and the thought-provoking First World War exhibition. We spent a good couple of hours here and paid £10 each with our tickets being valid for a year, so we can visit again.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

okay so when rick steeves said it was a walk through the past or something to that effect... i was like um is this going to be really cheesy? but it was actually super interesting and totally was a walk through the past. the entire town layout was really neat. the attention to detail was awesome (granted i am no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went to the York Castle Museum. We were amazed at how children friendly the museum was. There are a ton of hands on things for children. Almost everywhere you turn, there is a person willing to explain where the tour is in history. The tour goes all the way up to the sixties, and it is... More 

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