"York Castle Museum" Castle Museum Tip by Dabs

Castle Museum, York: 40 reviews and 80 photos

  York Castle Museum
by Dabs
  • York Castle Museum - York
      York Castle Museum
    by Dabs
  • York Castle Museum - York
      York Castle Museum
    by Dabs
  • York Castle Museum - York
      York Castle Museum
    by Dabs

Give yourself plenty of time to visit this museum, a minimum of 2 hours but more than that if you can spare it.

Housed in the old prison, the Castle Museum is full of displays on social issues in England from farming to housewives to life during WWII, with rooms from typical homes from several different eras, examples of dress, children's toys, streets filled with shops from the Victorian & Edwardian periods.

One of my favorite sections was "From Cradle to Grave" which discussed changing customs over the years regarding birth, death and marriage.

At the end of the museum you'll see some of the old prison cells and an exhibit on infamous highwayman Dick Turpin.

Admission was L6.80 for adults, if you hang onto your ticket and plan on going back to York, you can revisit for free for the next 12 months!!!

Address: Eye of York, York YO1 9RY
Phone: +00 44 (0)1904 687687
Website: http://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 19, 2005
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2015 at 5:05 AM

    I know I would love this museum!

    • Dabs's Profile Photo
      Jun 11, 2015 at 8:26 AM

      Thanks for stopping by, I'll certainly be updating these tips when I get back, the prices have gone up, especially on the Minster. We might not need to see that, 15 for a combined ticket, 10 alone to see just the interior.


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