York Castle Museum
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York Castle Museum information
This excellent museum has displays of everyday life through the centuries, with reconstructed domestic interiors, a Victorian street and a less-than-homely prison cell where you can try out a condemned man's bed – in this case, that of highwayman Dick Turpin (he was 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. He wasn't far wrong, which makes this place all the more interesting.