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“Great museam children loved it too”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum
Ranked #2 of 200 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: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Great museam children loved it too”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Rerally good museam, reconstrunted streets and rooms through the ages are splendid, well worth a visit and the children really enjoyed it, quite intrigued by the street scenes. Something for everyone.

Visited May 2014
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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fun time travelling experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

While York Castle Museum has some very average history exhibits, the recreation of a Victorian England street that you can walk through is alone worth the price of admission. Located in the center of the museum, visitors step out onto cobble stone street with all sorts of shops, some with museum staff attending them. It's a little bit "history theme park", but it's quite fun if you're not expecting the British Museum. Esspecially good for kids tired of looking at Roman pottery sherds and portraits of British royalty.

Visited June 2014
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

well set out and good tales on the videos a lot of steps for the older loved to 12 months pass hope that they change the themes

Visited July 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Must see for Railway enthusiasts (and even the less keen)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I was dragged along by my fanatical train enthusiatic husband. AS he nostalgically got lost in the era of steam trains, I confess to got smitten too! Well worth a visit, a fascinating piece of history.

Visited May 2014
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“For a change - outstanding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Didn't expect much from this museum - but 100% wrong. Good range of exhibits and brilliant for kids to exlore. The Victorian street area was excellent - with kids able to explore rather than follow the line - and the staff in period costume lead to a few 'ghost' sightings! Highly recommended.

Visited June 2014
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