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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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I liked everything from the museums to the attractions and of course a visit to the Treasurer's house

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

I liked everything from the museums to the attractions and of course a visit to the Treasurer's house

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Wonderful architecture and cannot believe the building was built to be a prison originally. Wear good walking shoes as so much walking. The full size Victorian streets are brilliantly presented, you truly feel as if you have stepped back in time. Great education for young and old alike. Ticket is valid for 1 year so can go back and visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Spent an afternoon in the museum with my wife and son. There's a lot to take in so my sons attention span did start to drop off. Luckily the prison cells came along which he enjoyed and the victorian street that "gave him the creeps". The trenches exhibition was new from my last visit and was really interesting.

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Poole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Whilst visiting York for a weekend, we decided to visit the York Castle Museum as it was highly rated on Trip Advisor. We can see why it is so highly rated, the displays are informative and there are loads of things to see which are all enjoyable and fascinating, the Victorian street is superb as are the kitchens throughout the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

The victorian street is a must visit. The staffs were dressed in Victorian clothing where visitors were welcomed to take pictures with them. The street was amazing which you could also visit the shops along the street.

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Yorkshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Spent a good couple of hours browsing round the different areas. Busy - bit too busy really as in parts too small & narrow. Could restrict access. Also total nightmare if you're disabled or have restricted mobility. A few benches/seats but lots of stairs, ramps and walking. Think we saw a lift to parts and buggies have to be left... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Free for York card holders (otherwise £2 i think) great for the children, just enough to do and keep the interested and loads of facts and memories for the adults. Really well worth a trip down

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hadn't visited this museum for about 6 years and enjoyed it then so on returning to York wanted to revisit it. It has really moved upwards -cafe lovely and reasonably priced -friendly staff too. Loved the ww1 exhibition and was impressed how they have changed the lay out for the better I felt. A bit disappointed at a few empty... More 

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Wrea Green, Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited when it was absolutely throwing it down on a Sunday afternoon. It was an interesting museum although we didn't look at everything because it was a bit repetitive. I would recommend if you were stuck for something to do but wouldn't say it's a must-see, I kind of wish I'd spent my money going to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

I spent so much time in museums in the UK that i was pretty museumed out toward the end. As museums go this one is pretty average.

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