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Review of York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum
Ranked #12 of 210 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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Very educational, the kids loved it. The old cobbled streets, Dick Turpin's cell and his history. It was good to see the History of York and to show the kids the way that my wife and I were brought up in the days before TV, mobile phones, smart phones etc. They were amazed at the old tin baths, and the 'gusunders' (Chamber pots) that we had to use. Excellent visit - highly recommended.

Thank Albert W
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We visited York Castle Museum as a family with two young children. There is so much to do and see and definitely something there for everyone in your family or group to enjoy. The Victorian street is fantastic and must be the largest example of one in the UK. It's such an engaging, exciting and brilliant way to engage and educated your kids.

We had great fun sharing memories of our past and childhood with our kids and answering their questions. The 1960's section is great fun as is the jail at the end. We thought the jail was particularly good with the speaking hologram people - it really came to life.

I really liked the gift shop as well however some of the products were unbelievably expensive for what they are. We ate in the restaurant there and found some good deals in offer. The kids lunchbox is particularly good value for money.

A definite must see in York and I for one will be back!!

Thank ruthmc19
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

It is a wonderful experience, York is very lucky to have this superb facility; there is something for everyone.

Thank Anne C
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Castle Museum is well worth a visit. £10.00 adult children go free (Please check) OUr grandchildren enjoyed this day out age 7 and 5. Lots to tell them and show them too. A must to visit.

Thank Barbara F
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a very interesting museum with lots to see and well worth the admission price. It has some fascinating exhibitions about the life in early York. The re-created Victorian street is lovely and takes one back in time. Great museum - very enjoyable time spent there.

Thank PSU82
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