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York Castle Museum

Eye of York, York YO1 9RY, England
01904 687687
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Ranked #4 of 132 attractions in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Cumbria
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Takes you back in time especially to the 50's and 60's when I and my wife were merely children, so many forgotten memories and extremely great value.

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new jersey
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to take children... They have a replica of a city street from back in the day. Also have special child guide info geared to they. Took about 1 1/2 hours to go thru. It was not crowded when we were there in July 2014

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UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Lots of interactive stuff which was great. Staff spent time talking to the kids and explaining stuff (particularly the lady in the chemist)

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Family ticket (4) costs you around £30, which for a couple of hours entertainment / education is reasonable in this city centre. The Museum which is an old prison is quite well kept and stocked with relative artifacts. Its not mind blowing by any stretch of the imagination but the period rooms do keep the tour around interesting. The only... More

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Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My partner and I visited here when we went to York in April for his birthday. It is very informative and not badly proceed entry, if you don't manage to get around it all in one day, the good thing is, once your ticket is paid for it is valid for a year. Or you can pay to get in... More

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Surat Thani, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I think that there is something for everyone at this museum. You really can travel back in time in the Victorian Street which was absolutely fascinating complete with people in period costumes. Children ( free admission) will particularly like the sweet shop! Open every day ( except Christmas & New Year), tickets are £8.50 and the museum is mostly accessible... More

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Cornersville, Tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This city has existed for so long that this museum helps one to understand the different timelines that it went through and survive. Exhibits very interesting and easy to understand

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Scotland
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I wish this was as heavily promoted as the Jorvik attraction! We hadn't planned on going here until we found ourselves with time to fill after the Jorvik visit took so much less time than expected. I'm so glad we went. My daughter wasn't convinced the children would be interested in 'another museum' but she needn't have worried, they loved... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

... even if you don't like museums. it's so pictures and there is not much to read, so you only need to walk and enjoy history. plus they have very helpful staff interacting with visitors.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Castle Museum currently has 2 very different but enjoyable exhibitions on: First World War and The 60s. We were impressed by both, and had an especially good time in the 60s one, as it's an era we both remember. Great to have a jukebox that actually plays the decade's music for 20p, and the toys and TV programmes brought... More

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