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York Castle Museum

Regimental Museum 3 Tower Street | Eye of York, York YO1 9SB, England
+44 1904 687687
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I came here years ago when I was a child so was nice to revisit with my other half it cost £10 each... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michelle P
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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Amazing and eclectic collection

A first visit to York Castle Museum for us and what a wonderful museum it is, good for all ages... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jackie B
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Sheering, 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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Regimental Museum 3 Tower Street | Eye of York, York YO1 9SB, England
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+44 1904 687687
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I came here years ago when I was a child so was nice to revisit with my other half it cost £10 each to get in but filled in a couple of hours, there was plenty to see and a wide mix of exhibits and...More

Thank Michelle P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A first visit to York Castle Museum for us and what a wonderful museum it is, good for all ages. Friendly and knowledgeable staff who were happy to chat and laugh over what we all remembered from our childhood. We enjoyed the Victorian street and...More

Thank Jackie B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Remembered this museum from when I was a child. It has changed a lot but still an amazing experience. Found the old street complete with stables which smelt remarkably realistic, New horse though, think the old one was past it's best!! The Sixties exhibition was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was my second visit but both of my friends first visit. We all loved it. There’s something for everyone and it’s interesting from start to finish. We particularly liked the computer at the end where you could type in your surname to see if...More

Thank Diana B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful museum which introduces the history of York excellently and then brings it to life in recreations and fascinating displays. We spent a long time in the Victorian street talking with the man in the Pharmacy about his research, and generally enjoying the ambience. It’s...More

Thank Marina S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visit York on weekend break thought will pop in to the famous museum, couldn't find parking at all that's how busy York was managed to find parking and tickets thought it was a little to expensive for museum for what it is

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So much information and history. Loved the old street including shops, with sights, sounds and even smells!

Thank Helen P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a maze of rooms, interesting memorabilia and very interesting artifacts with lifelike re-enactment settings in the prison. Ensure you leave a full day for this attraction.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is huge! Something different around every corner. Victorian streets, War trenches, fashion, the 60's, the prison such a varied mix and well presented. Spent hours looking around everything. The Victorian streets really are the jewel. They include shops that you can explore, little...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place - not stuffy and dry like some museum's, you feeling like you're moving through it as opposed to looking at it. Several different themes to it, really enjoyed seeing some childhood toys on display. The recreated street scenes are very...More

Thank Mike W
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ialambert
17 January 2018|
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Response from TWOWILLS | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know the answer to this and don't recall seeing it when we were there last year
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Zuraini J
20 September 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
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cdwarren
16 September 2017|
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Response from Mike_Lacey81 | Reviewed this property |
No - but you can buy an annual ticket for not very much more.
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