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York Castle Museum

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Address: Eye of York- | near Cliffords Tower, York YO1 9RY, England
Phone Number: 441904687687
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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. after your visit and seeing all the wonderful collections ,I would advise anyone interested in historic items to visit the large antique center above Pine and Oak Interiors at 46 Piccadilly where all the exhibits are for sale !
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The Good This is a fantastic gem of a museum. My three year old loved it. They were very accommodating of our Ease card too! The historical streets are very authentic and it feels... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

The Good This is a fantastic gem of a museum. My three year old loved it. They were very accommodating of our Ease card too! The historical streets are very authentic and it feels like the creators have a real sense of how to bring a museum to life and bring it beyond the realms of display work and reading... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I visited the York Castle Museum the other day with my 2 children aged 6 & 9. It was very interesting. Myself and my youngest loved it. (My elder child would have liked more 'interactive stuff' as he put it). It was good value for money as under 16's are free. And we spent a couple of hours there. I... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

£10 a head and a wonderful way to enjoy some time learning all about York through the ages. Everyone should make this part of their trip. Excellent value.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place for a day out, lots of things and sets to see, cafe area as you go in, reasonable prices.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I've been to the museum many times but hadn't been recently. We popped in over the weekend and saw the relatively new WW1 exhibition for the first time. We were all very moved by it. Great attention to detail and lots of information I wasn't aware of. I'd recommend a visit asap before the museum focuses on another topic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We dodged the rain for a few hours inside the castle museum. Lots of interactive displays covering everything from Victorian times, to Yorkshire during WW1. There weren't any stunning historical artifacts on display, but it had a great sample of local history, and was laid out in a great manner. Lots of fun, even for adults. You can see everything... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This was an unexpected delight.I was expecting a usual historic type museum, the type of which sometimes bores me but this was different. Old shops and village scenes through the ages - brilliantly done. Lots to see and do. Fills a couple of hours nicely.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It's a museum. It's full of old stuff. The stuff is good old stuff. Best bit was being told about the Nock Volley Gun by the very good and knowledgeable member of staff in the section. Apparently they modelled the one Pat Harper used in Sharpe off the museums real one. Great conversation. I'd recommend breaking in the cafe half... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This has been my favourite museum for more than twenty years. It offers a fascinating insight into the social and economic history of York and a look into the darker side of the city in the old prison cells.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A perfect visit with the family, so many exhibitions inside to explore. Stepping back in time to the victorian era is the highlight of the visit as well as exploring the old prison, swinging sixties and trenches from the war! The cafe was OK but tables were not cleared when it came to sit and relax with a drink. Would... More 

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