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Address: | Eye of York, York YO1 9RY, England
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+44 1904 687687
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Famous for its collections of costume, textiles, military and social...

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.

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A trip for two

Described by locals as unmissable (well they would say that wouldn't they) but for once no hype. Visitors journey through a beautifully rendered 'time machine' and if you are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Described by locals as unmissable (well they would say that wouldn't they) but for once no hype. Visitors journey through a beautifully rendered 'time machine' and if you are beyond the first flush of youth, as we are, then the fifties display will give you a delightful dose of nostalgia. The area covering the first world war is particularly poignant... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent two hours here. Plenty to see and learn about. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. If you only visit York once then visit York Castle Museum

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a lovely surprise. The history of York and the castle right from the middle ages to recent times. Displays each had their own rooms with placards and videos explaining what you were looking at. A live re-enactment was also delivered in one of the many exhibits. Excellent museum and excellent value for money.

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Washington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Museum and lots to see good for Family of all ages and small group sizes, nice little gift shop and stall all friendly bad help full.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Plenty to see and learn. With informative staff placed throughout. A comprehensive history of York from the 1500's to present day.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For me the museum was of a mish mash of all sorts of things covering many different eras of British life, including the First World War,very superficially and without any particular theme. The real history of the prison buildings did not come until the end and there was not enough detail about that aspect. It was as though someone had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In through the doors and spent the next few hours amerced in history and nostalgia. From Guy Forks to the raging 60's. Dungeons and Dick Turpin and fashion/clothing from the 1800 to present day, all to name a few. An absolutely fabulous way to spend the day, rainy or not. Well worth the £10.00 each.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum has something for everyone, from the littlies through teens to the adults, and covers not just the older history of the York Castle but also more recent events. It's slightly disconcerting to find things that I remember very well (there is a great section on clothing, retail and home life) in a museum, but that just added to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well this place is a wonder in itself. It is best to allow yourselves a good couple of hrs to take in all the sites and information that it gives you. We will return again this year as it is worth a second visit.

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York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff are so friendly and helpful all the way through and the Victorian street is so fascinating I could sit for hours & watch dawn until dusk! The exhibits never fail to fascinate me or evoke memories and I even saw a ghost...but I won't tell you where! (Yes I caught it on camera too). There truly is something for... More 

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