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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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Excellent morning spent here

Very informative and interesting. Loved the mocked up streets to give an insight into the ways of life being portrayed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very informative and interesting. Loved the mocked up streets to give an insight into the ways of life being portrayed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We planned to take a party of scouts to the castle museum this weekend, based on the brochure info that kids go free in 2015. They don't. We were expected to pay for every child and when we asked if we could buy family tickets we were told "absolutely not" We therefore didn't bother and had to disappoint the kids.... More 

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Easily one of the best museums I've visited in Europe. I'm not usually a fan of re-created streets, but the Victorian village is a knockout! Parts of the museum are two jails, and some superb talking exhibits are in some of the cells. This is a place I'd visit again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very interesting nice cafe to have a sit down and rest half way through. Plenty of toilet facilities.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

So much to see at the Castle Museum and such good value. Myself and a friend visited for nearly 5 hours- it took that long to see everything. We had half hour rest in the cafe with a lovely cake and tea. Better value than Jorvik and do much more to see. A very interesting and varied museum. Really enjoyed... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The most enjoyable 3 hours were spent here. It takes you back to your childhood and all the toys -remember Spirographs? The current World War 1 exhibition was very informative. The museum has ensured it appeals to young children as well. Must go.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Loved the Victorian Street, World War 1 Experience and Prison Cells. Good value for money, would return again

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Forrestfield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A lot of time and effort went into the displays and I found myself spending the whole day walking through this entire museum. There is a good little cafe also located at the museum which was good to help break the sight seeing up a little bit. A good layout that allows you to go at your own pace around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The best part is part of the old prison which has been transformed into a Victorian street scene complete with shops, smells and sounds. It might be good if they had a school free day for adults only as the school parties were a bit of a nuisance in the narrow corridors

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

So many interesting aspects to this museum. Something for everyone. Loads of things to see from every era. Fascinating and could easily spend more than a day here.

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