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  • York Tourism Awards Finalist
  • York Pass
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum, £1.50-£2


Henry VII at Micklegate Bar

Henry VII at Micklegate Bar


Micklegate Bar, the iconic royal gateway of the City of York, invites you to discover The Henry VII Experience.

Explore the life of the first Tudor King as he created a new era in British History, after defeating his rival Richard III. Experience his early years as an exiled Lancastrian heir to the throne, who roamed the land gaining support and praise, eventually ruling the country! Discover his impact on the city of York, as it continued to prosper throughout his reign, with interactive experiences and displays dedicated to the life of the Tudor King.

For a more gruesome look at Henry’s past, step into our Tudor camp, where grisly facts about the Tudor times written by ‘Horrible Histories’ author Terry Deary await to be discovered. Learn the life of this iconic royal, in the very Gateway where his enemies’ heads were spiked.

Please note: Unfortunately, due to essential maintenance work taking place at Micklegate Bar, the top floor of the Henry VII Experience will be inaccessible from Monday 12th June 2017.

The remaining two floors, where you can explore stories of power and conflict in the reign of the first Tudor King of England are still open. Joint experience tickets for this and Richard III at Monk Bar will be discounted by 15% for the duration of this work, however the Medieval Pass and Pastport will remain at the standard rate. Please see the website for more information.

Opening details

Open daily from November to March: 11:00-15:00, April to October 10:00 - 16:00

Closed 24-26 December

Please be advised that Micklegate Bar is closed when the Bar Walls are closed due to icy conditions.


Adults £4.25
Child (5-16) £2.55
Concessions £2.98
*Family 4 £11.90
*Family 5 £12.33

Price includes visit to both Richard III & Henry VII Experiences for 12 months.

Medieval Pass (Barley Hall, Henry VII & Richard III Experiences): Adult £8, Child (5-16) £4.50, Concessions £6.00



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Map reference: SE 597515  Lat: 53.95614 Long: -1.09168

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  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • Around 15
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesAudible alarm system

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


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