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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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Today
09:30 - 17:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

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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Went on a Saturday so busy which was to be expected, they have lots of changing exhibitions, but they also have sections that are the same all year round. The prison was great and... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Went on a Saturday so busy which was to be expected, they have lots of changing exhibitions, but they also have sections that are the same all year round. The prison was great and informative and the old York street was amazing and the actors walking around and serving were brilliant added to the experience. Definitely worth a visit if... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is a very good, well thought out museum, with interest for all ages. Projected stories from some of the inmates of the cells was very interesting and enjoyable. For regular visitors, it is good that the ticket price gains you entry for a full 12 months.

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Shirley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

12 of us visited, kids through to pensioners and spent over 2 hours in the place. Much bigger and better than expected and there's something there for everyone

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loads and loads to see, nearly all of a military bearing but very fascinating. Castle history seemed a bit sparse, but we could easily have missed it. If you like museums about the wars then this is for you. Great value for money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For 2 people who aren't big on museums, we both really enjoyed walking around the York Castle Museum for the morning. Would definitely recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There was loads to see here and the whole family enjoyed looking around this museum. My daughter loved the new shaping the body exhibition as she wants to be a fashion designer when she is older and found it very informative. The old streets had lots to look at and the first world area was enjoyed by all, its a... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My usual reviews consist of 5* My Favourite Places in the World Wish I Could Visit Everyday 4* Awesome 3* Good 2* Average 1* Poor My rating 3* / Using Trip Advisor ratings 4* Great Museum - loved the real feel of the Victorian Street, shops, jails and classroom. Loved the Encyclopaedia from 1904 in the Classroom. Great to walk... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Both museums in York are excellent and for anyone with the slightest interest in the 'olden days' an essential. For frequent visitors get the annual ticket - its well worth it/

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a brilliant museum not at all like the usual museum. The Victorian street is brilliant and the old rooms are Fantastic attention to detail. The other side is the sixties and the old prison. Lots of activities for kids too.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My 4 year old had such fun here. I really enjoyed looking at the exhibits with her and she loved the extra activities such as collage making and handling real Stone Age artefacts. There was a nice baby / toddler area too. Overall I'd really recommend it.

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