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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
All reviews victorian street period rooms street scene debtors prison first world war victorian era all ages well worth a visit victorian times sweet shop different eras dick turpin few hours value for money couple of hours interesting exhibits rainy day
I've been coming to York with my Mum for a few years, this is the first time we've been here...worth every penny. I cannot recommend it enough. Fascinating, the village will give you smells, sound, vision that bring to life times past. All the volunteers...More
Fairly interesting, but dated. It’s a good idea to display artifacts as items in shop windows, but as they’re very old and faded you quickly realise that life was not quite that dull! Lighting very poor, maybe to preserve items, but I felt I needed...More
We visited with our toddler.
The museum was great, there was so much to see and do. Our son loved all of the activities. He wasn't a fan of the plastic horses though.
We have bought a year pass, so will definitely be back again....More
What a great museum! A Victorian street set up as a museum that you walk around to view life in the past. Interesting and exciting. There is much more to the museum too with a great world war exhibit, an exercise yard and a mill....More
I decided to visit this museum soley because of the Vivienne Westwood Shoes exhibition (ends April 2019). Whilst I really enjoyed that exhibition, the delightful bonus was the rest of the museum was also great. Really interesting exhibits, loads of information. I loved the Victorian...More
Some very good exhibits (see photos) to walk into and browse around, plenty of sweets (sugar mice) in the old shop.
The dungeon was interesting and the videos helped to understand what it was like to be imprisoned.
Cafe had a very good selection of...More
Returned here after two years and still found it a great visit. So much to see from all periods of time and exhibits very interesting. Worth every penny. Staf friendly and on hand to fill in information on the exhibits.
Perfect for a cold rainy day, or any day for that matter. Entrance fee a little pricy, but that seems to be the norm in York. Loved the recreated streets and shops although we'd have appreciated a little more info about some of the shops...More
Visited this museum a few times over the years but have never had such an enjoyable visit. Due to it being quiet we could leisurely walk around reading and looking at all the exhibits which you can’t do in peak season as it gets so...More