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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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  • Perfect all around, the outside is a great welcoming space, also great value for money as a family! We All loved the prison area, so interesting Enjoyed a great afternoon drinks and delicious cakes m....  more
    Perfect all around, the outside is a great welcoming space, also great value for money as a family! We All loved the prison area, so interesting Enjoyed a great afternoon drinks and delicious cakes m....  more »
  • It is a very eclectic collection. Some parts are better than others. If you like to walk through a room with little context, the whole museum will be great. If you want at least some information: the....  more
    It is a very eclectic collection. Some parts are better than others. If you like to walk through a room with little context, the whole museum will be great. If you want at least some information: the....  more »
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  • Brilliant museum. Worth the money. The only thing I would say is do not go later than 2pm on a Saturday, otherwise you run the risk of not getting round in time and seeing everything. It really is a well laid out, clean and well presented museum. The staff members are friendly and helpful. The collection they have is interesting and informative. The displays are very good. Overall I would say this museum is worth a visit.
  • I am not usually one for museums. However, this place is really good and well worth the money. Brings back so many memories. Things we had forgotten. Walking down the street scene was brilliant. The sound and light effects helped to make it. A really good place for all ages.

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