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York Castle Museum

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Address: Tower Street | Eye of York, 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
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Famous for its collections of costume, textiles, military and social...

Famous for its collections of costume, textiles, military and social history, York Castle Museum brings history back to life.

Wander through the Victorian streets, venture into the prison cell of notorious highwayman Dick Turpin and discover what life was like on the front line in the First World War.

There's something for everyone at York Castle Museum.

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Myself and my wife visited this museum and really enjoyed it. The Victorian Street was excellent as was the attraction about the First World War with all the memorabilia etc. Also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Myself and my wife visited this museum and really enjoyed it. The Victorian Street was excellent as was the attraction about the First World War with all the memorabilia etc. Also enjoyed playing a song (hippy hippy shake) on the old jukebox in the 60s display

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was just amazing standing in Dick Turpin's cell before he was executed. Fantastic to see load of local history portrayed in the museum..

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here with my dad as a kid. Lost my dad a year ago so brought back fond memories and a chance to now show my kids. My kids were born in NZ. So not many museums like this over there and England is so rich in history. Love it. I really enjoyed going back to visit again, we spent... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This has to have been my 8th or 9th visit to this museum and it never gets old. However it was my wife's first visit as was it her teenage brothers'. We entered free of charge using our York passes. This attraction needs a good 3 hours of your time to do properly. There are many many aspects to the... More 

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Thank EMJ273
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots to learn about how people used to dress, work, travel and live. Within the sightseeing catchment area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Apart from the heat (it was 32C outside) it was a great trip into yesteryears and I learned, for example, that chocolate bars were often made by Quakers because they had previously been running temperance drinkig chocolate establishments in competition with public houses. It is a bad day when you do not learn something

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we loved the Victorian street the most. It was so brilliantly set up and the people who were dressed up were very informative. The prison was also interesting but there wasn't much down there to have a look at unlike the rest of the museum. Also not a bad price either £10 each

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are into history then this is a must the castle is full of interesting items and smells although it was about £10 each entry you could spend as much time as you wanted looking around there's a little cafe inside and it has its own car park a good few hours well spent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take a walk down a recreation of a Victorian era street from York. The museum has a number of interesting exhibits which are presented in a fun way. We had a great time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting morning at the museum, I liked the fact you could pay a little extra and have entrance to 3 museums all year

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