York Castle Museum: Victorian Parlour Room

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.


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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