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“Fantastic Museum”
Review of York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum
Ranked #12 of 214 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 older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic museum would recommend to anyone. We had a great afternoon here both kids and adults loved it can’t recommend it highly enough

Thank Jill M
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

So much to see in this museum. Great for families. Particularly like the old prison where you are in the actual cells where people like Dick Turpin were incarcerated. Gift shop and small cafe too.

Thank AnnB245
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

A really good museum with lots to see. I would recommend for adults only to go when the kids are at school as there were a lot of really uninterested children running around. Not the museums fault more of a case of getting out of the rain for some. The exhibits are superb and the staff are extremely knowledgable. Would definitely pay another visit but at a quieter time.

Thank paul m
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This would be great for a rainy day as it is extensive with many varied exhibits. A bit of York's history, as well as history more generally. Some bits too much reading (for younger kids). Good value for money at £10 per adult and free for kids. The building is generally a bit run down, which you notice in some exhibits more than others. The old street with actors is great. Could do more about the history of the castle.

Thank Terry O
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Interesting, nostalgic exhibits, especially the toys. Our grandchildren loved the schoolroom. Added attraction was the competition for children. A nice feature would have been a wee Easter great for all correct entries

Thank janeY5571XF
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