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York Castle Museum

Eye of York-, York YO1 9RY, England
01904 687687
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Ranked #3 of 132 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The museum was good, but did feel it was a mishmash of exhibits. I was expecting to learn more about York, but this was very limited. The victorian street is excellent and is what made this museum very good.

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Sutherland, Highland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

really enjoyed this attraction, so much to see and huge variety of subjects shown, nice restaurant for coffee too!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We spent a couple of hours here. Well worth the visit, particuarly enjoyed the street that they have constructed and going in to the old cells.

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Kent
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Covered every era fantastically well. Good cafe and quirky shop. Suits every age group. Good World War 1 exhibit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This museum is well worth a visit,the presentation is meticulous and atmospheric.The World War One section is very thought provoking

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Great museum with lot's to see. The Victorian street scene is great and very informative. The new WW1 exhibit is interesting and thought provoking!

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Joao Pessoa, PB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Well conceived, showing how places were in the past, in a scale 1:1. Amount of information may be limited at each spot but one ends up spending more than one hour to visit the whole place. It is one of the few museums I´ve ever been with this visual experience of places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Was really interesting and we all learnt a lot , whilst having fun . Lovely staff . Will defo go back and recommend to others .

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Castle Museum is a strange mix of exhibits, some of which work better than others. The themed rooms are great and let you see a lot of variety in a short time. Meanwhile, the war exhibit is definitely worth a visit and tells the story of World War 1 including a bit of an input from the German side... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This museum was by far my favourite museum on our visit to York. The entrance fee seemed reasonable for what we saw and children were free if accompanied by a paying adult. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Activities for children to do as they went round enhanced the experience. Displays were interesting and informative without being patronising. The Victorian Street... More

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