York Castle Museum

We spotted Clifford's Tower.  York Castle is just beyond.
York Castle features a history museum chronicling life in the area.  Various rooms are on display highlighting furnishings from different periods of history.
There was also an interesting exhibit on indoor history.  Fun fact: Thomas Crapper developed the 'Valveless Water Waste Preventer' which is a key mechanism behind modern flush toilets.  I guess this is where the term crap is derived from.  Poor guy!
We discovered a test kitchen churning out period recipes and offering samples to visitors.
The museum also features a reproduction of a Victorian era street.
The "street" alternated between night and day.
We wandered outside to a garden area abutting the river.
Inside, we found a 1960s exhibit that was heavy on brightly colored plexiglas.
York Castle was used as a prison at one point in history.  We toured the old prison cells which were done up with various inmates projected on to the walls telling their story.  Fascinating.
We walked back out into the sunshine, admired the Victorian era carousel, and headed toward the heart of the old town.

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