York Castle Museum: Victorian Parlour Room

Posted: January 31, 2014 in History, Post medieval history
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In another part of the Castle Museum in York, there are reconstructions of rooms illustrating how they would have looked in different periods in York’s history.

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This room reconstructs a Victorian parlour from around 1870. This was the best room in the house of a middle-class family living in the suburbs of York. Its decor and artefacts reflect comfort and prosperity in the era of industrial wealth and trade for the city.

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