York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum information

Location
York , England
Address
Tower St
More information
www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk
Prices
adult/child £8.50/free
Opening hours
9.30am-5pm
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This excellent museum has displays of everyday life through the centuries, with reconstructed domestic interiors, a Victorian street and a prison cell where you can try out a condemned man's bed – in this case, that of highwayman Dick Turpin (imprisoned here before being hanged in 1739). There's a bewildering array of evocative objects from the past 400 years, gathered together by a certain Dr Kirk from the 1920s onwards for fear the items would become obsolete and disappear completely.