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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. Add York Castle Museum and other attractions to your York trip itinerary using our York vacation app.
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  • Great museum with loads to see and several interactive things to do. Loads of varied exhibits you could spend hours here Volunteers are in some of the exhibits on the cobbled street and are very... 
    Great museum with loads to see and several interactive things to do. Loads of varied exhibits you could spend hours here Volunteers are in some of the exhibits on the cobbled street and are very...  more »
  • We visited towards the end of a busy day in York and were a bit miffed that we had not put it first on the agenda.We spent 2 hours but could have spent 4 or 5! Such a great and interesting collection....  more
    We visited towards the end of a busy day in York and were a bit miffed that we had not put it first on the agenda.We spent 2 hours but could have spent 4 or 5! Such a great and interesting collection....  more »
  • York castle museum is well worth a visit . The collection is eclectic but the highlight has to be the recreation of a Victorian street, it has shops from the period which allow one to imagine oneself....  more
    York castle museum is well worth a visit . The collection is eclectic but the highlight has to be the recreation of a Victorian street, it has shops from the period which allow one to imagine oneself....  more »
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  • Brilliant museum. Worth the money. The only thing I would say is do not go later than 2pm on a Saturday, otherwise you run the risk of not getting round in time and seeing everything. It really is a well laid out, clean and well presented museum. The staff members are friendly and helpful. The collection they have is interesting and informative. The displays are very good. Overall I would say this museum is worth a visit.
  • I am not usually one for museums. However, this place is really good and well worth the money. Brings back so many memories. Things we had forgotten. Walking down the street scene was brilliant. The sound and light effects helped to make it. A really good place for all ages.
  • Great museum, well laid out. Kept the kids entertained for a couple of hours which is no easy feat. Victorian street at the end is a real highlight. Can’t fault the staff either, very accommodating.
  • Absolutely superb museum have being visiting it for many years , the place has a fantastic atmosphere, the replicated rooms and streets are excellently done . Special exhibitions include the 60s ,WW1 and clothing through the ages. If you have a genuine interest in history allow at least four hours to see everything at a steady pace . Ample parking across the road at the river side .
  • From start to finish it was a excellent experience. Lots to see, and very informative and engaging. Lots to see from days past including homes, prisons, toys and more so plenty for everyone. Fantastic collections, loved every minute. Great value for money.

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