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York Castle Museum

Regimental Museum 3 Tower Street | Eye of York, York YO1 9RY, England
+44 1904 687687
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York Castle Museum

This Museum takes you back through history you can walk through a Victorian street. You can see the... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Essential Part of York Visit

This is an outstanding and unique museum. It recreates 19th century streets and facilities - shops... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
York, United Kingdom
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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 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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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“period rooms” (89 reviews)
“street scene” (71 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Regimental Museum 3 Tower Street | Eye of York, York YO1 9RY, England
+44 1904 687687
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

This Museum takes you back through history you can walk through a Victorian street. You can see the cell occupied by Dick Turpin the famous highwayman before his hanging at Tyburn Which is now the Knavesmire the home of York racecourse .

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is an outstanding and unique museum. It recreates 19th century streets and facilities - shops, bank, stables and prison life. It's a must-see historic interest attraction.

Thank 129Joe
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Genuine collection of all things from bygone eras set in what was York prison.. Very interesting for all ages Allows all who visit to see rooms set out from many eras Everyone even children will recognise things from furniture to toys and from farms to...More

Thank poppyaj
Reviewed 25 July 2016

A brilliant museum covering lots of Yorkshire history. My children always loved this museum as kids. They now love as adults. We bought a ticket that was valid for a year. Well worth doing. We went back four times. Looking forward to taking the grandchildren...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Nice compact museum with plenty to keep you occupied for a few hours. Good for a rainy day in York. Some of the exhibits are looking a little tired (but that's not uncommon with museums is it).

Thank Cassius801
Reviewed 25 July 2016

It's not massively expensive to visit this museum (£10.00 per adult) and you can literally spend hours in here. My daughter, who is 8, if infamous for getting bored really quickly and even she was more then happy to spend two hours touring the hugely...More

Thank handyme
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Been here many times and always love it. The street scenes perfectly capture the time! love the 1950's sitting room, just as it was! Also liked the world war one section, very moving.

Thank ydc50
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Entrance by York Pass. Fab musuem, interesting for kids and adults, loads of different areas, old streets, costumes, toys etc. Well worth a visit.

Thank Les4756
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I'd not been to this museum in 25 years and it's still a really interesting visit. Plenty to keep children interested too

Thank SpanishOwl
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Nice little museum with lots of interesting points. I loved the old town set up as it was like stepping back into time. Very good price too! Only cost us £10 for two of us, parking new by was expensive but it was the only...More

Thank Richard P
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Amy C
The Viking exhibit is at the Yorkshire museum, also inYork, not at the York Castle Museum.
1 June 2017|
Response from Andrea C | Reviewed this property |
Yes that's right . they are two different museums.
How much does it cost for entry. Trying to work out if I should get a 'Pass' understand that York Minster is £10 pp entry and we would also like to do some other things. Only 3 full days to do this in. Thank You
20 March 2017|
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Response from Melanie A | Reviewed this property |
£10 entry into this museum. The minster is £15 if you want to climb the tower.
Janet B
Are dogs allowed in the museum
23 February 2017|
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Response from dkwatson | Reviewed this property |
guide dogs only