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York Dungeon Re-Opens After September Floods

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2:01pm 29th March 2013

York Dungeon has re-opened it's doors to the public today after a £2 million refurbishment.

It's the last business affected by September's floods to re-open in the city.

The York Dungeon has used the flood as an opportunity to update it's offering to include more comedy as well as the usual frights.

Global head of marketing for popular The Dungeons brand, Rebecca Hamilton, said: “The York Dungeon is a brilliantly fun 70 minute performance based show filled with laughter, screaming, history and special effects.  The theatrical, themed tour contains eight actor led shows, filled with comedy, Yorkshire stories and ‘banter’.  It’s a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilariously fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary.  We love it – and we know you will too!”

Details of the rebuild:

  • Within the Dungeon there is enough new cable to go all the way around the York city walls (2.77 miles)
  • There’s enough plywood in the new Dungeon to cover west tower of York Minster
  • Enough screws have been used to fill a coffin! (14,000)
  • York city archaeologists were on site during the excavation looking for old bones as the York Dungeon is (believed to be) built upon a monastery burial ground
  • The re-build has taken over 27,000 man hours
  • 14 tons of concrete and 12 tons of gravel have been used
  • Over 300 litres of paint have been used to add the final touches
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