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  • York Pass
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Historic Site, £5-£6

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The Great Hall

The Great Hall

Details

A privileged opportunity to explore this stunning timber framed building - the inspirational home to The Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York.

Delve into York’s entrepreneurial past, present and future following stories of the “mystery of mercers” - business pioneers who made it happen: from the medieval wool trade, via the railways, chocolate and two universities to the 21st century Science City.

Redoubtable tales, fascinating architecture and intriguing, rare artefacts...hear about John Colwyck who earned 6 shillings for building the stunning oak roof...and the infamous Mary Tuke who dared to challenge the Company in the 18th Century. See the 14th century Evidence Chest which is older than the Hall...and delve into York's entrepreneurial history through the Hall's superb collection of portrait paintings of Merchants past and present.

Visitors to the Hall can enjoy a free audio tour included in the admission price and written guides in foreign languages are also available. Open to all, the Merchants' Coffee House by Café No.8 is open for food and drink in either the surroundings of the Hall or in the summer months, in our beautiful walled garden.

Opening details

Sunday - Friday: 10:00 - 16:30
Saturday : 10.00 - 13.30

Closed between Christmas and New Year

Last admission to the Hall is 30 minutes prior to the closing time.

Occasionally the Hall is closed for private functions or maintenance work and so you may wish to telephone in advance.


Prices

Adult - £6.00
Concessions(65+/Students) - £5.00
Children(16 and under when accompanied by an adult) - FREE

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 605517  Lat: 53.95784 Long: -1.07945

On Foot:
Located in the City Centre between Fossgate & Piccadilly. Disabled parking is available on Fossgate.

Park & Ride: With six cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier. www.yorkparkandride.co.uk

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from York station

Contact

Merchant Adventurers Hall

01904 654818

Address

Fossgate,
York,
YO1 9XD

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Accept Groups by prior booking. Public toilets are for visitors use only.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

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