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York Castle Museum, York

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 5,500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Enjoyed our visit very interesting museum. Have been twice before but many years ago now. Loved the Victorian Street and also the cells and the story of the lives of the prisoners that was very intere...  read more »
  • A good 2 to 3 hours needed to take in everything. The street is good with smells etc to cast your mind back to how life would have been esp in poverty! Scary how toys etc from 1980 are included....tim...  read more »
  • The castle museum was a very interesting couple of hours and at £10pp we didnt think it was overly expensive. Our particular favourite was the 60s as it brought back ao many memories from old TVs, toy...  read more »
  • What can I say if you go to York you must go to this place very educational for all the family the kids will love it as much as the parents will you will learn what age you are we will be going again there is a fantastic coffee shop as well as friendly professional staff
  • The castle museum is a brilliant place for children and adults, it is mostly indoors and allows you to go in reconstructed buildings and get a real feel of the period. The museum progresses throughout time providing much more to look at!
  • Victorian street and WW1 are excellent. Parking can be a little expensive in the castlegate car park. It also can fill up real quick. This should not dissuade you tho, from visiting this excellent museum
  • A well organised museum but nothing much I haven't seen before.
  • lovley museum and staff, well served with toilets, café and souvenirs shop.
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