Re-Opening of The Bar Convent
Thursday 5 November, 17.30 – 19.30
The Bar Convent will open its doors to visitors at the end of October after a two million pound redevelopment. Join us to see this exciting Living Heritage Centre now that the scaffolders, designers and exhibition installers have moved out.
The Bar Convent in York is one of the city’s best kept secret, a historic gem that hides in plain sight. It’s England’s oldest living convent and is home to not just a Community of nuns but also a highly-rated Guest House, award-winning Café, in-demand Conference Rooms and a newly built Exhibition.
It’s recently undergone a major refurbishment, as part of a two million pound development programme, to become a Living Heritage Centre. At the heart of this is the construction of the new Exhibition, which tells the incredible story of this house and women behind it.
From secret plots and priest holes to angry mobs and Luftwaffe bombs, the Bar Convent has witnessed some turbulent times in York’s history. The Exhibition tells these tales and more. It also shines a light on Mary Ward, the radical Yorkshire nun who founded the movement that still occupies the convent today.
There has also been a major refurbishment of the 20 bedroom Guest House and upgraded Conference facilities. All of this has been possible through generous private donations.
Join us for a tour of the Bar Convent and a look at the new Exhibition on 5 November.
Max. 2 places per business.
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