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York Castle Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Some interesting exhibits

I am a bit mixed about this museum - it is in two parts and I feel that the first part is far... read more

Reviewed today

The museum was incredible. I have never been in anything like it before. The indoor cobbled street... read more

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Yeovil, 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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Reviewed today

I am a bit mixed about this museum - it is in two parts and I feel that the first part is far superior to the second. The first part of the museum is dedicated more to social history and how people lived right up...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The museum was incredible. I have never been in anything like it before. The indoor cobbled street was beautiful, especially with the way it goes from night to day. The interactiveness of the museum makes it both interesting and something to remember

Thank DW1990
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an interesting museum in two parts The fist was very authentic and a trip down memory lane We particularly enjoyed the sixties

Thank magicmann
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’m leaving a bit of a mixed review for this museum. The first half of the museum I feel was done very well and I enjoyed it very much but the second half I felt was lacking in having so much effort put into it....More

Thank annietalk
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have mixed feelings about this one. Parts of it were interesting but other exhibits I found myself asking why and who cares. One example of that is the girdle/corset/shoe exhibit. I mean really who cares about that? My gender bias is coming through but...More

Thank gloliver3579
Reviewed 2 days ago

A fantastic visit you get to explore over 400 years of York’s past really interesting my youngest enjoyed it too - we definitely consider going back

Thank tracyspence67
Reviewed 3 days ago

When you visit here you get to chance to explore more than 400 years of York's past social and military history quite a lot is dedicated to the First World War in particular but the highlight was the brilliant recreation of the 19th century Kirkgate...More

Thank David_R503983
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited with the hubby and kids, aged 10 and 13. We really enjoyed it. Kids are free and the adults cost about £10 each. Take some 20p coins for the little machines. There is a cafe and a gift shop.

Thank bempey22
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a fantastic visit. Everything was very well presented and very informative. Plenty of staff on hand to answer any questions. Had lifts so was suitabke for the disabled. The Victorian streets were amazing so life like. The prison was very good as each...More

Thank Lesley I
Reviewed 4 days ago

A top museum to visit in York, has loads of interesting things that would keep anyone amused for a couple of hours ,very well planned and a good insightto the past ,well worth the visit

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2 June 2018|
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Response from leabea123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes very close to the museum
18 January 2018|
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Response from ialambert |
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.
Zuraini J
21 September 2017|
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Response from Ron P | Reviewed this property |
Large carpark next to river next to Abbey guesthouse or bay horse pub