York Castle Museum
York, North Yorkshire
Average time spent – 1.5-2 hours.
Things to do at York Castle Museum review
York castle museum is consistently one of the best things to do in York according to TripAdvisor. The first displays are various rooms laid out how they would have looked many years ago. Toy stories is an exhibition of toys from the past and present. In this area, there is a small play area for younger kids.
The Victorian street is incredibly authentic. They have people walking around in Victorian dress and ‘working’ in the shops too. There’s authentic sounds playing and back alleys and shops to wander in and down. There is even a police cell and a schoolroom.
Over on the other side of the café, you enter a series of exhibitions focusing on World War One. Including a tunnel for kids to run through. There is also a 1960’s exhibition. This is also set out like a street.
The final part of a visit is down in the prison. It reminded me a little of the prison in Lincoln castle as most of the cells had films playing on the walls. The films were actors portraying prisoners and their stories. It is rather spooky and haunting.
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Important Information York Castle Museum
Eating – There is a café onsite serving homemade cakes, sandwiches, hot lunches, snacks, hot and cold drinks and children’s sandwich boxes.
Facilities in brief – Museum with various exhibitions including a realistic Victorian street, a prison and a 1960s street. There are toilets and a cafe.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. Due to Covid you can currently only book on a tour. Prebooking is essential and family tours range from £8-12 per person. The tours last an hour. There is aa pay and display car park next to the museum and excellent park and ride services.
Dog friendly? Assistance Dogs are permitted but no other animals are allowed entry to the museum.
Opening: The museum is currently open for tours from Thursday through to Sunday. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Address: Tower St, York YO1 9RY, North Yorkshire, England. Phone:
Category – Museum – Indoors – Suitable for all ages.
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