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York Castle Museum

Eye of York-, York YO1 9RY, England
01904 687687
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Ranked #3 of 133 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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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Spent half a day here but needed more time. Would highly recommend it. The Victorian Streets were great, so much detail. If you need to visit one site in York ,make it York Castle Museum.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I loved this place. My favourite bit was the old streets with the different smells etc, So much information in a fun way. i would recommend for all ages.

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72 reviews 72 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

really informative and interesting, lots to see and do. What i liked as well was that its not your typical "stuffy" museum there are lots of interactive exhibits for the little ones to get involved in.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We have visited this great museum on a number of occasions and the addition of this exhibition has made it even better, it takes you on a tour of the life of those going to war and what they would have gone through to when peace was announced, very educational and a great place to wander around. It reminds all... More

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newcastle
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It was over 25 years since I last visited here as a child. I had a vague memory of the indoor street so was keen to go again. Entry as an adult was £9.50 which I thought was ok, but after gong around the whole place I decided it was great value for money. Myself and my partner were entertained... More

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Lancashire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Your tickets will last for 12 months so ensure you keep hold of them if you are hoping to return - the exhibits included a WW1 trench etc and well worth a visit - the Victorian street is even better than I remember although the people walking around in costume can give you a fright! But well worth visiting

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We spent half a day at the museum wandering and wondering as we looked at the various exhibits. Too much to take in in a short time, so worth a revisit.We particularly liked the jail cells and learning about the occupants and their crimes.

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milton keynes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Brilliant look at days gone by, enjoyed this. It was great to see all the old shops and listen to the sounds of general noise about a Victorian street

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Very cool museum. There is an entire section where they have re-created Victorian streets inside the museum and you can walk inside of the stores and see what it looked like. The lighting even changes from day to night. The rest of the museum is England and York history. KEEP YOUR RECEIPT. The museum is divided into 2 parts and... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Very interesting for the history of York. You can visit Kirkgate a recreated victorian street with its cobbled street and hansome cab, see how the poor and rich lived,

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