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York Castle Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Best museum about.

This was a big surprise. Fantastic museum and not badly priced. Didn't expect it to be so vast and... read more

Reviewed today
Chris B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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A real mixture.

Some of the exhibitions here were really good - especially the Dickensian theme walk through and... read more

Reviewed today
Wells, 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...more
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Eye of York | Tower St, York YO1 9RY, England
+44 1904 687687
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Reviewed today via mobile

This was a big surprise. Fantastic museum and not badly priced. Didn't expect it to be so vast and detailed. The old street set up was really good and the kids very much enjoyed themselves. Definitely a good visit for when you're in York.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed today

Some of the exhibitions here were really good - especially the Dickensian theme walk through and the First World War rooms. But the juxtaposition of things was really odd - such as the WW1 exhibition with a 60s room next door. Probably better done in...More

Thank JanefromSomerset
Reviewed yesterday

We spent 4= hours here. While there are some stairs on the left side I was abkle to negotiate them without too much difficulty. There are lots of places to sit and rest. The right side also has a lift.

Thank Lynne B
Reviewed yesterday

The Victorian shopping street which has been re-created in the main area of the museum is really well done and created using original shop facades rescued by the museum's eccentric founder. There is a WWI exhibition on at present for which they recreated dug outs...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Can’t understand how anyone would give this five stars. It is a ‘strange’ collection of objects on display on the site of York Castle. No history of the castle, some walls still standing are visible from the outside. Overpriced. Not sure what it is trying...More

Thank ML9226
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited York Castle Museum after Clifford's Tower as the two are adjacent. We spent about 4 hours in the museum (including lunch at the small cafe) and it didn't feel that long! We were 2 adults and a 10 year old, and we were...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great day out informative and child friendly great exhibits clearly set out there’s something for everyone plenty places to stop and sit.

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Most amazing museum I've had the fortune to visit! Wandering down a Victorian street, lit by lamps, sounds of a time past. The items are all original and the staff, dressed in appropriate attire, are there to complete the way-back-machine fantasy. So much fun for...More

Thank FeeLeakey
Reviewed 3 days ago

Entry was £10, very reasonable and good value, as we spent 3 hours there. We loved the Victorian Street with people dressed in Victorian costume and all the quaint shops and cobbled street. The clothing section, toy section, shoe section, war section, sixties section etc...More

Thank June188
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff who are clearly very knowledgable about the museum artefacts. Really enjoyed the reconstructed street it was something really different and interesting. Me and my boyfriend got a young persons price (16-25) which made the entry 5.50 so it was really good value. Would...More

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June 1, 2018|
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Response from leabea123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes very close to the museum
January 17, 2018|
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Response from ialambert |
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.
Zuraini J
September 20, 2017|
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Response from Ron P | Reviewed this property |
Large carpark next to river next to Abbey guesthouse or bay horse pub