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York Castle Museum, York

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Experience life in Victorian and Edwardian England at York Castle Museum. Housed in prison buildings within the York Castle complex, the museum features recreated scenes from the 17th to 19th centuries. Walk through Kirkgate, a Victorian street with buildings that feature period architecture, and visit rooms furnished in Victorian styles. See the Raindale Mill, a reconstruction of an 18th-century flour mill. The Cells exhibit educates visitors about prison life at the castle. The museum also hosts numerous temporary exhibits. Your admission ticket is personalized and good for free reentry up to 12 months after your initial visit. Add York Castle Museum and other attractions to your York trip itinerary using our York vacation app.
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  • This was a really great museum. It was great for children and was a fun way of making history interesting. It was really informative with a great layout, interesting features and a lot to look at... 
    This was a really great museum. It was great for children and was a fun way of making history interesting. It was really informative with a great layout, interesting features and a lot to look at...  more »
  • My last visit was 20 years ago and I loved it, and wondered how if it would be as good as I remembered, happily it was even better than I remembered.They have added to the collection, being of a... 
    My last visit was 20 years ago and I loved it, and wondered how if it would be as good as I remembered, happily it was even better than I remembered.They have added to the collection, being of a...  more »
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  • Museum is well kept and all the notice boards are well maintained and full of interesting facts. The reconstructed street scene is amazing with lots of period shops. The prison has amazing graffiti. Kept my 5 year old entertained for 2 hours so would keep older kids or adults interested for much longer. Toilets are frequent/central and well maintained. Worth the entry fee definitely.
  • Great place to visit. See the Victorian Street with all the shops. Visit the prisons and count yourself lucky you won't have to stay! It is a voyage through time. It is very interesting. Kids love all the exhibits. I guess for little ones it is more interactive and fascinating than 'normal' museums. I recommend a visit if you have the opportunity.

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