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“Good mix of 'modern' and ancient history.”
Review of York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum
Ranked #9 of 167 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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Plenty to see and do, walk through time from the 1960's fashions and goods to first and second world war exhibits and the excellent 'shops' with informative, period dressed staff tell you a bit about the life and times. Plan to spend a few hours there if you can as there is so much to see and do. If you are only interested in ancient history though you would be better going to the Jorvik Viking Centre.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I think the £10 entrance fee was more than justified, especially in comparison with paying more at Jorvik. We spent just under two hours here and all the exhibits are very informative, if some a little random but that could just be me. Loved the Victorian street and how the old sweet shop was a real one to buy from, and how all the staff were dress in Victorian outfits too. My concentration did wane towards the end but it was an enjoyable experience and was surprised how much there was inside!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This was our first visit to this attraction in many a year and we found it good value for money spending 4 hours in the museum half way round we stopped for a pot of tea in the museum café and this was reasonable priced.
The Victorian street was very good but did find the World War 1 exhibition a little large and in the end it became a little tedious, the gift shop which we visited before leaving was quit expensive.

Thank tonybrewin
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and well worth a look. We only had 90 minutes so couldn’t take it all in. Plenty of history to take in and the museum even has its own street inside.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Brilliant museum well worth the ten pounds entry fee. It’s for everyone!! The best bit for me is the Victoria street and how it has been recreated

Thank Sam H
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