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York Dungeon Launches New Plague Exhibition for Half Term

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3:34pm 22nd May 2014

York Dungeon has launched a new ‘Outbreak’ campaign based on the plague in time for the May half term.

The new Plague Show, now open, enables visitors to come face to face with the full effects of the Plague in a graphic, theatrical, and gory way.

Visitors will also be entertained by the Dungeon’s new character the Rat Catcher who will issue Plague Scratch Cards, before a dark journey begins through plague-ridden streets, similar to the Plague of 1349 which killed around a third of Yorkshire’s population. Visitors will find out during the tour if they are infected or clear of the disease.

Helen Douglas, General Manager at The York Dungeon, said; “The new live show will include plenty of gripping storytelling allowing visitors the chance to see, smell and feel the effects of the plague in Yorkshire. There will also be a liberal dose of rascalish fun and cheeky opportunity for audience interaction, which is always at the heart of every unique York Dungeon experience.”

The journey through York’s murky past is bought alive in 75 minutes of scary fun with 12 shows, murderous characters from Eric Bloodaxe, to Guy Fawkes and Dick Turpin and plenty of edge of the seat surprises.

Families can also take advantage of a 40% discount on tickets to the dungeon, by booking online in advance at

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