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Address: Regimental Museum 3 Tower Street | Eye of York, York YO1 9RY, England
Phone Number:
+44 1904 687687
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Worth the visit!

Part of the museum is a representation of a victorian street and the experience is worth the money (£10 x adult & under 25 discount available as of January 2017).

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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Part of the museum is a representation of a victorian street and the experience is worth the money (£10 x adult & under 25 discount available as of January 2017).

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Thank Anna C
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Daughter at Uni wanted to visit when we popped over to York. Great little museum with really interesting exhibits. Well set out and popped for coffee and cake as well. Interesting cake choices and good value. Small coffee shop but clean tidy and service very good.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was well worth it! The museum was an easy walk from the city centre. Well priced although no senior discount available. The museum is set within an old prison which is integrated into the tour. We were very impressed with the details of the displays and how authentic everything was. Great interactive displays and between myself and my two... More 

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth the £10 entrance fee, lots to see and do. Areas on fashion, 60s as well as the prison and a street of old shops .well set out

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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Described by locals as unmissable (well they would say that wouldn't they) but for once no hype. Visitors journey through a beautifully rendered 'time machine' and if you are beyond the first flush of youth, as we are, then the fifties display will give you a delightful dose of nostalgia. The area covering the first world war is particularly poignant... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent two hours here. Plenty to see and learn about. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. If you only visit York once then visit York Castle Museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a lovely surprise. The history of York and the castle right from the middle ages to recent times. Displays each had their own rooms with placards and videos explaining what you were looking at. A live re-enactment was also delivered in one of the many exhibits. Excellent museum and excellent value for money.

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Washington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Museum and lots to see good for Family of all ages and small group sizes, nice little gift shop and stall all friendly bad help full.

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Plenty to see and learn. With informative staff placed throughout. A comprehensive history of York from the 1500's to present day.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For me the museum was of a mish mash of all sorts of things covering many different eras of British life, including the First World War,very superficially and without any particular theme. The real history of the prison buildings did not come until the end and there was not enough detail about that aspect. It was as though someone had... More 

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