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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...more
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The museum was incredible. I have never been in anything like it before. The indoor cobbled street was beautiful, especially with the way it goes from night to day. The interactiveness of the museum makes it both interesting and something to remember
I’m leaving a bit of a mixed review for this museum. The first half of the museum I feel was done very well and I enjoyed it very much but the second half I felt was lacking in having so much effort put into it....More
I have mixed feelings about this one. Parts of it were interesting but other exhibits I found myself asking why and who cares. One example of that is the girdle/corset/shoe exhibit. I mean really who cares about that? My gender bias is coming through but...More
When you visit here you get to chance to explore more than 400 years of York's past social and military history quite a lot is dedicated to the First World War in particular but the highlight was the brilliant recreation of the 19th century Kirkgate...More
This was a fantastic visit.
Everything was very well presented and very informative. Plenty of staff on hand to answer any questions. Had lifts so was suitabke for the disabled. The Victorian streets were amazing so life like. The prison was very good as each...More
So many amazing facts about the history of York! Small activities for children to participate in and interactive exhibits. The replica street from the past was very life like and we stayed for 10+ minutes.
Definitely worth the money if you are a history buff!
It was loaned for only a very limited time, seventy years ago. That is why I suggested searching the ARCHIVES. Perhaps it was a copy. But, as part of a school party, we understood it was the real thing.