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York Castle Museum, York

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Experience life in Victorian and Edwardian England at York Castle Museum. Housed in prison buildings within the York Castle complex, the museum features recreated scenes from the 17th to 19th centuries. Walk through Kirkgate, a Victorian street with buildings that feature period architecture, and visit rooms furnished in Victorian styles. See the Raindale Mill, a reconstruction of an 18th-century flour mill. The Cells exhibit educates visitors about prison life at the castle. The museum also hosts numerous temporary exhibits. Your admission ticket is personalized and good for free reentry up to 12 months after your initial visit. With our custom trip planner, York attractions like York Castle Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The buildings look magnificent from the outside, especially by nightfall when they're all lit. Plus the inside was fab, with lots to look at & learn about with a laid back and friendly atmosphere thro...  more »
  • We had a lovely time on our visit, much helped by the staff explaining how things were done in the past (especially the gentlemen in the chemist). Good walking shoes are a must as there is a great dea...  more »
  • From 1/18/2017 for two days at York. Stay away of B & B York accommodation. Go to the information center on the first day, we went sightseeing the next day York pass 1 day ticket purchased. First visited this place then in York Minster. It is like a Museum of the middle ages in England. Here's is a recreated Victorian street location. To have slipped past the illusion is attacked. Signs, such as the POLICE, the prison and open bars. I thought it was here the best shooting point. I think using the York pass admission could maybe cash in £ 8 50 cent. Japan Yen is about 1300 yen?. Café is located right at the entrance, after the tour took a break here. Espresso, Japan Yen 250 yen per month, which is the highest then asked. For the British, was visiting seems very interesting and very seriously was impressive.
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  • One of my favourite museums outside London. Very accessible in terms of exhibits and features. Mainly aimed at the modern history crowd and families it comes with a massive thumbs up from me.
  • Very fun museum. A bit light on historical artifacts, but tells some interesting stories, excellent atmospheric mocked up town. Really enjoyed it.
  • Nicely done but not a must see. Surprised no castle there just museum and tower.
  • There were some interesting exhibits here! The exhibit on WWII was fantastic. It can take quite a bit of time too. FYI, this has nothing to do with Cliffords Tower right across the way.
  • A very interesting museum. Although I am not that bothered about museums, I found this one to be very good. There is lots of different sections, making it interesting for all ages. Will visit again when I am in York again.