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“Definitely worth a visit”
Review of York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum
Ranked #12 of 210 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 young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some interesting artefacts to have a look at. I visited many years ago without really knowing the history of the collection, but there’s information about it now. The Victorian Street is great. In the other part of the museum the 1914 - 1918 war exhibition is also good, if a little grim, but I suppose such a horrific time should be covered this way. I wasn’t overly impressed with the prison exhibit. There were some pre recorded filmed telling the stories of some of the inmates and keepers. I think it’s something I’d have preferred to read, given there were some noisy school kids around, so I couldn’t always hear what was being said. I wanted to investigate the “condemned cell”, but wasn’t clearly marked. Also disappointed that the corn mill wasn’t open, wasn’t clear if it’s something that still in operation or not.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although you have to pay to get in, I felt it was worth every penny. My partner and I spent a good few hours there, and definitely could have spent longer. The displays are varied and the old street is fascinating and great interactive fun. Nice mix of items for all ages and never felt overly crowded. It's in close proximity to the center and also other attractions if you're wanting to fit a lot into one day. There's also a nice gift shop and cafe too (which we didn't eat at but seemed clean and spacious). Overall, a definite must do for history lovers in York.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has it all , something for kids and those that want to step into history. Do not miss a walk into victorian England, with a lovely sweet shop.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although there is an entry fee to the museum it is worth every penny. There is plenty of interest for all ages and the recreated street brings history to life. A good experience even for those not particularly into museums, as it includes more recent items even showing some things still in mine!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the museum is very interesting, the street was magical. it has been well planed. relay enjoyed the different exhibits from all the different eras, brilliant, thank you

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