York Castle Museum, York

4.6
#2 of 246 in Museums in Yorkshire
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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  • For the price they charge to get in you would think there would more going on here. Apart from the Victorian street its all pretty ordinary.  more »
  • So interesting, learnt lots about York’s history and legendary Dr Kirk, excellent talk and very much in character and very knowledgeable  more »
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  • Always excellent. Good value. Highly recommended for all ages. She really liked throwing me in the cells. Helpful staff but I did get out by myself before she got the shackles.
  • Very interesting and stimulating museum, with loads of different sections. The entry fee might seem high but it's totally worth it. For students the concession is 8.40£. Some of the sections include the history of games, the history and evolution of how people dressed, of the houses, of the jobs and many more. They also have a stunning reproduction of a Victorian street and a prison. Definitely check it out if you're in York and you're even just a little curious about history!
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