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“Something for everyone!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum
Ranked #2 of 200 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Something for everyone!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

I don't normally do museums but as it was snowing and we had heard good reports about this museum we decided to pay it a visit. I was so glad we did as we spent a really enjoyable couple of hours looking at the exhibits. A really well laid out museum containing items of interest for everyone. I particularly enjoyed the section on marriage and childbirth and also a trip down to the prison cells.

Visited March 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic day out for all family.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

Something to suit every age member of the family from babies to Grandmas. Free entry for children. Can visit again free of charge within the year with your ticket. Kids loved the old street and the prison. Best day out award should go to this.

Visited March 2013
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England
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“York Castle Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

On cold wet days this is a great place to spend a few hours. The museum recreates the past for visitors to glimpse how life was for our forebearers.
It is lovely to wander down the cobble streets and look into the little shops of Victorian days.
It came as quite a surprise to find our tickets are valid for a year - so we can visit again if we please!
All-in-all good value

Visited March 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Who says museums are boring?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Just as good as I remember it from school trips when my kids were at school! I was with 3 other adults and we all had a great time, you do not need kids to visit.

Visited March 2013
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Wales UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Recommended a visit here by staff at hotel where we stayed. Really enjoyed museum and all exhibits especially the old street with its background sounds of past times. Was looking forward to a coffee in the cafe afterwards but all tables were taken. Annoyed at some visitors who were taking up tables for 4 when there was only 2 in their party. Cafe needs enlarging!

Visited March 2013
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