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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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  • Spent a very pleasant couple of hours here on a rainy day in York. Thought the entrance price was very reasonable. The exhibits were really interesting and would recommend a visit. 
    Spent a very pleasant couple of hours here on a rainy day in York. Thought the entrance price was very reasonable. The exhibits were really interesting and would recommend a visit.  more »
  • Visited the museum on a rainy day in York. Interesting museum with numerous exhibitions that appeal to many people. Victorian Street was very impressive and some of the other exhibits brought back... 
    Visited the museum on a rainy day in York. Interesting museum with numerous exhibitions that appeal to many people. Victorian Street was very impressive and some of the other exhibits brought back...  more »
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  • A fabulous trip back in time! Spent about 1.5 to 2 hours exploring this fantastic museum, with so much to see and learn. Hopefully the images show you a good overview of what’s to see. Good for families too Car park nearby, toilets, cafe, and shop. We especially loved the Victorian Street with sounds and even Smell! The museum is in two parts, all easy walking. If your in York, this is a must visit. Tickets also last one year.
  • 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.

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