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York Castle Museum

Opens in 2 min: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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A step back in time

An interesting museum which had a large exhibit about the First World War and Victorian York where... read more

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Ulverston, United Kingdom

Do not miss this!. It is a huge eclectic display ranging from toys you remember to a whole... read more

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Grays Thurrock, 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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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

An interesting museum which had a large exhibit about the First World War and Victorian York where there were several people dressed in Victorian clothes. The museum is split into two sections, one of which was too warm, separated by the cafe and shop. Admittance...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Do not miss this!. It is a huge eclectic display ranging from toys you remember to a whole Victorian street. Only gripe is that the ticket only covers one visit at a steep £11.00, but you need two days to really see the museum

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rje19555
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Starting with several sections of York society shown through staged scenes of homelife mixed with actual examples of exhibits, the first half of the museum ends in a full scale replica of a Victorian Street. It was great fun looking through various windows, going in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is like entering another dimension when you walk round the York of ages ago, with its shops and businesses from by gone times, and the rest of the museum has lots to interest different ages from armory to dungeons to fashion. there is also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank andreamF7027UR
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have just taken my 4 children of different ages with another 2 adults, to see Santa and experience a Victorian Christmas. We were all very very impressed with the whole set up, we didn't have long to wait to see Santa and his elves...More

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

Recommended by manager of accommodation we were staying, we found the museum very interesting. So much to see but the living history aspects were really impressive. Some of the displays were from quite recent periods, especially fashion related. WW1 displays were very well put together....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Toffeeman1965
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great place to spend an afternoon. So interesting and informative. You went from each department with a real sense of learning something.The WW1 exhibition was so interesting and the debtors prison. Also the Sixties display especially the jukebox was so good. For 10pounds...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 8859annamaria
Reviewed 4 days ago

Museum is based around 19th century York showing the kitchens, rooms etc of the old castle, even the old cells

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank codling2
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Castle Museum again to see the Victorian Street set for Christmas - and also the Vivienne Westwood Shoe Collection. Even though we’ve been before, there is always something new to see and the highlight was being entertained by a Dickensian gentleman reading...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dodo609
Reviewed 5 days ago

disappointing , dont take a child under 4,very expensive,paid 13 .00 for 2 adults and 7.00 for 2 year old , nothing for him to do, waste of money. Santa was in a dark, miserable house, I know it was supposed to be victorian but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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14 December 2018|
Response from 826joannes | Reviewed this property |
Not sure maybe because it’s a Santa ticket but it does say 5 pm closing check with them it may be open longer for the Santa tickets you have
2 June 2018|
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Response from leabea123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes very close to the museum