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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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  • Really interesting exhibits, well worth a visit for the reconstructed Victorian Street alone. Loved the toys and fashions, despite feeling really old seeing toys and clothes I wore in the 60s. The...  more »
  • Lovely, interesting museum although very expensive (the Ashmolean and Pits River in Oxford are both free!). No lockers for bags very poor cafe (no tea!!!) hardly any seating, not elderly/child...  more »
  • Brilliant place. So well done. Very informative about a lot of different things. Victorian Street is like something out of Harry Potter. Really interesting. We've got a 14 year old, 12 year old and 9 year old and they were all entertained. Anything is worth paying that for.
  • Really interesting and entertaining experience, like a museum crossed with a theme park. A great day out, and I do mean day.. This place is much bigger than it seems from the outside. Fun and curious, regardless of your age.

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