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York Castle Museum

Eye of York-, York YO1 9RY, England
01904 687687
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$57*
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The York Pass
91%
Ranked #3 of 116 Attractions in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: You'll wonder, "how did they manage to survive?" when visiting this...
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Type: Castles, History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A brilliant variety of things to look at & a lot to learn. I especially enjoyed the world war one exhibition, a real eye opener.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Had a really interesting time at this museum. How people used to live always interests me and seeing houses throughout the ages was fascinating. The toy section was great and my kids thought it was really funny seeing some of the toys that we had as children in a museum! The Victorian street with all the different kinds of shops... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Great museum - the recreated period rooms made us gasp with amazement!! It really felt like a journey into the past. Highly recommended

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

At 9.50 per adult it is a bit pricy for a museum but it is still worth a visit the victorian square is very interesting and great to look at. The WW1 tour is also very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit on the 21st December. Loads to see and it being Christmas it had a lovely festive atmosphere too. We took advantage of the 2 museums for £12 offer and it's valid for a year so we'll certainly be going back again as there is so much to see. Staff are lovely and know their stuff. Was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

York castle museum is one of the must see attractions in York. The entire visit to the museum would take you minimum 2 hours as there's lots to see! On one hand, it's a time travel to the bygone eras with depiction of various exhibits from the early 1700 and 1800, and you have World war one exhibits on the... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

A friend and I visited York Castle museum. A great place to visit with friends and family. Interesting items, events and even a little 'mock' train journey, sitting on train seats watching beautiful countryside scenery pass by. The Victorian era depicted looked so very real, complete with the smells, everyday home utensils/items etc. The cradle to grave exhibition was very... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We spent hours just wandering around this lovely museum. The Victorian street with it's various shops was beautifully presented as we're all the exhibits. The only disconcerting thing was that I have now reached an age where most of my childhood was now on display in a museum including my first fitted 70's kitchen!!! Even so, it's really worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This musuem offers something for everyone and is great value for money. The WW1 exhibit was especially interesting and was very well put together. We visited a couple of years ago but found our repeat visit just as rewarding

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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We stayed in York in November and, despite having visited this Museum before, we did so again and were well pleased. The Museum is well laid out with many exhibits spanning many decades on display, and all descriptive literature well presented. In addition to their normal exhibits, they now have a section dedicated to WW1, which we believe will be... More 

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