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York Castle Museum

Open Now: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Superb! A bit different to your usual museums with lots of different displays. More social history... read more

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55caseyw
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Very Good

I recommend this Museum, room settings through the ages, street scenes to walk around, lots of... read more

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Margaret D
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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Eye of York | Tower St, York YO1 9RY, England
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All reviews victorian street period rooms street scene debtors prison first world war victorian era all ages well worth a visit victorian times sweet shop different eras dick turpin few hours value for money couple of hours interesting exhibits rainy day
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Superb! A bit different to your usual museums with lots of different displays. More social history than in more famous museums so a different perspective on major events and periods. The effort they've gone to is really impressive for a local museum. Victorian street is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

I recommend this Museum, room settings through the ages, street scenes to walk around, lots of things to remember from my childhood.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Margaret D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must for history the different years of time gone by could spend all day in here The talks are very good the war section is a must. As so is the different timed of how the timed have changed from the 1920 through the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed the museum but felt it was overpriced. The default price is £11 which includes a supposedly £1 donation. I took the option of declining the donation on principle as I think at £10 per ticket, with no concessions for seniors, the price is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Philip T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sunday afternoon was quiet but lots of guides to help you and the man in the pharmacy have the kids some great stories Well worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the first part of the visit to the York Castle Museum with the victorian streets with their shops and people dressed as victorians it was very well done. The Vivienne Westwood exhibition was also excellent. The second part of the museum included The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A group of us were visiting York from various parts of the UK and fancied doing something cultural rather than sitting in a pub all day. One side of the museum consisted of mock up rooms from various periods in history and was very well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 614eds
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The £11 entrance fee seemed a little steep but we spent a good couple of hours here so didn’t mind. You follow a route around the two halves and there is so much to see. We loved the Victorian Street which was made even more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jane53England
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots to see. Victorian street worth visit itself. First World War exhibits excellent as well. Lots of nostalgic items doted around. Currently 60's room as well. Coffee shop. Various talks going on. Pretty much must do if in York.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank georgedoull
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great day we all had and great value for money. Spent a good couple of hours in the museum very interesting would really recommend a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Tracker61c
2 June 2018|
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Response from leabea123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes very close to the museum
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ialambert
18 January 2018|
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It was loaned for only a very limited time, seventy years ago. That is why I suggested searching the ARCHIVES. Perhaps it was a copy. But, as part of a school party, we understood it was the real thing.
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