It’s the summer holidays, but the sun hasn’t seemed to have received the memo as this weekend’s weather is looking bleak at best. But, don’t let that dampen your spirits, there is still plenty to do to keep the nippers happy during the summer holidays. Why not immerse yourself in the award-winning world of Castle Museum in York that takes on a journey of over 400 years of history?
One of the highlights of the incredible attraction is the world-famous Kirkgate, a recreation of a Victorian Street which will make you feel like you’ve been transported back in time.
Or, you can also visit the holding cells that of the men and women’s prisons that housed criminals back in the 18th century before being transformed into one of York’s most popular tourist attractions.
The interactive galleries in Castle Musuem in York will take you on a tour through time, bringing to life items from throughout history teaching kids through innovative ways how daily life was in the past.
Curate back in 1935 by Dr Kirk the Castle Musuem in York uses his personal collection, Castle Museum houses historic shop fronts, homes through the ages and a whole host of exhibitions that highlight life throughout the ages in a creative way.
Every Christmas, Kirkgate is transformed into a festive masterpiece that will leave you feeling merry all year round.
Current exhibitions you can enjoy on your visit are:
A realistic recreation of a Victorian Street named after the museums founder.
A history of children’s toys that will have people of all ages feeling a twinge of nostalgia at some of the classic toys housed inside the museum.
Realistic recreation of all things 60s such as music icons The Beatles and much more.
Recreated Period Rooms
From Victorian times to modern-day living, you can see how things have changed throughout the years.
A lot of visitors favourite, the prison rooms display the old Debtors Prison, which may well have been occupied by Dick Turpin at some point in history.
1914: When the World Changed Forever
One of the newer exhibitions, opened back in 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and looks at how warfare has changed through the ages. Kids can even try on various uniforms for a chance snap for Facebook.
Shaping the Body: Food, Fashion & Life
This exhibition is all about changes in fashion, where you can tell your kids how hip you used to be and they can cringe – how fun for us all!
To find out more visit their website here.
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