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“1914 Exhibition”
Review of York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum
Ranked #2 of 211 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: Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 21 August 2014

A different look at the 1914-18 War. The displays were clear but I felt the end of the exhibition looked rushed with bare walls in some areas.

Thank Old_Soldier_346
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

The exhibits here are constantly changing with topical displays, can wander around here for ages and regularly do.

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

This is a great place to go with our family or partner, there are lots of interesting exhibits and things to remind you of your childhood and growing up. The 1914 exhibition was very impressive and thought provoking and overall great value for money. It took about 3hrs to walk through so great if its a little wet outside.

Thank Dave S
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Lots of things to see and do. Enjoyable for all the family. The Victorian street was very interesting.

Thank MEFRM
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Just £19 for 2 adults and 2 Children - thought we'd been undercharged as such good value…

The girl on reception was terrible - spoke in a monotone voice with no hint of a smile - how she's employed to be the first face customers see is beyond me? but don't be put off by her as most of the other staff were helpful and friendly.

We spent half a day here wandering with the children (aged 5 and 7) and they loved it. The Victorian Street is excellent and they enjoyed the toys through the ages too. The 1960's street/area could do with some improvement as it not as detailed as Victorian Street.

The World War part was interesting too and my son loved the trenches.

Older children may be bored with it, but for our children's age group it was a nice place to spend half a day. We spent 3 hours here, but didn't read and pause at every single point we could have - you could easily spend a full day here if you took it slowely.

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