A visit to York Castle Museum ~ Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Reblogged from Roberta Writes:

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During our recent trip to York, we visited York Castle Museum in York, North Yorkshire. The museum is on the site of York Castle which was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068. The museum is housed in the historical prison buildings which were built on the site of the castle in the 18th century, the debtors’ prison which was built in 1701 to 1705 and the female prison which was built in 1780 to 1785.

The museum was founded by John Lamplugh Kirk after he advertised for expressions of interest from sites who wished to house his large collection of items relating to the study of social history. York was the successful applicant and the York Corporation bought the Female Prison in 1934 and modified it to house Kirk’s collection. The York Castle Museum opened on 23 April 1938.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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3 Responses to A visit to York Castle Museum ~ Roberta Eaton Cheadle

  1. Pingback: A visit to York Castle Museum ~ Roberta Eaton Cheadle — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo | O LADO ESCURO DA LUA

  2. Sue and Robbie, thank you for this wonderful review of York with all the great photos and interesting facts about this historical town, and I wish I had visited York when I lived in England. One day i will get there. I love England and wish I lived there still. 🙂

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