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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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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

You'll wonder, "how did they manage to survive?" when...

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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Mix of everything - great, so many different exhibits

An unexpected treat, we hadn't planned to visit but were glad we did. Interesting historic room displays, and exhibitions included the 60s, Toys and Births, Deaths & Marriages... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

An unexpected treat, we hadn't planned to visit but were glad we did. Interesting historic room displays, and exhibitions included the 60s, Toys and Births, Deaths & Marriages through the ages and Kitchens through recent times - unusual subject matter but eye-catching, interesting and entertaining. Allow 2 hours+ for a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent day spent in the museum. really enjoyed all the exhibits. My husband had been when he was 12 years old as he is from Yorkshire and wanted me to see the museum. It was everything he had said. A great day out for all the family,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to this museum since I was at junior school in the 1960s. It hasn't changed much but I can always find something I haven't seen before. The street scene, Dick Turpin's cell, the displays, loads of stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Went here last week and was amazed by how much there was to see. It was informative in a way that keeps the interest for most age groups . Loved the Street - fabulous There was a war exhibition and a really good 60's exhibition . Really enjoyed this -well worth a visit

Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Really interesting to see how things were in days gone by, some memories of childhood and of stories told by parents etc

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Return visit this year. Lots to see. I personally love the Victorian Street. Lots of activities for children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

This is not like your usual museums. there is so much to see and great value for money. we were in there nearly four hours!! It is in two parts with a lovely cafe and shop in the middle. It is easy to walk around. The main Victorian street is fabulous and cleverly set out. It also goes from daylight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

One of the very best UK museums. It's take on medieval York life is so comprehensive. Complete streets, shops, workshops, prisons, amazing or what. To do it justice requires about 3 or 4 hours ! Cliffords Tower was impressive, plenty af great photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

Might be my third visit but still find the gs to interest me. The 1st world war exhibition was really interesting and I'm no fan of war museums, but gave lots of food for thought with well laid out displays and lots of background info. Also loved the prison audiovisual as they really brought the conditions alive. Special me to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

An interesting museum for all ages with static displays and very clever technology which shouldn't disappoint anyone. Leave your coat in the car because the museum is pretty warm inside! Plenty of nostalgic exhibits for older visitors.


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