York Castle Museum, York

4.6
#2 of 248 in Museums in Yorkshire
Specialty Museum · Museum
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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  • Due to the restrictions in place in December there were limited options for visiting this museum. I chose to visit the First World War gallery and the guided tour of the prison. The guide was...  more »
  • We had a bad host on the first section (1914 experience), he kept preaching on his anti-war views and brexit that it meant we got to see and experience less of the 1914section. The second part of the....  more »
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  • 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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