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“Excellent VFM”
Review of York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum
Ranked #2 of 205 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: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent VFM”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

Geat visit. Plenty of things to see and do. This is really three things in onc, you have the house, the prison and presently a 60's museum area, hence why its good value for money. Nice cafe and shop

Visited December 2013
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good insight into York history”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Good visit, reasonable price as ticket is valid for one year ! Blend of old and new, very informative and well presented.

Visited December 2013
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Dora Creek, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A Museum with Life!”
Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

An excellently presented museum. Showing a time span from the past to the present. The lifelike replica of an old street in the 19th Century is very interesting. Toys from all ages was another highlight. As museums go, this one deserves a visit.

Visited December 2013
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Howden, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Stepping back”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

A visit to the Castle Museum takes you back in time with some interesting exhibits of recent typical house interiors

Visited January 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Interesting and very enjoyable!”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

We have visited before but never at Christmas, is certainly worth doing so! I love everything about York Castle Museum and the period rooms looked a picture trimmed up for Christmas. The Victorian street looked very festive with its tree and there is even more to see in this part of the museum since our last trip. The young man in the toy shop was very enthusiastic and knew his subject well. I also loved the 1960s exhibition. Will be interested to see what else the museum has to offer when the alterations are complete.

Visited December 2013
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