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  • York Pass
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Historic Site, £5-£6

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The Great Hall

The Great Hall

Merchant Adventurers' Hall Undercroft

Merchant Adventurers' Hall Undercroft

Details

The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is one of York’s medieval marvels. Set in beautiful gardens in the heart of historical York, it is open for public use as a museum, wedding and hospitality venue and meeting place some 650 years after construction began in 1357. This stunning timber framed building was constructed by a fraternity made up of York citizens to provide a base for charity, worship and business. Today, as well as being a fascinating accredited museum it is also a scheduled ancient monument and Grade 1 listed building.

Explore the Great Hall where business and feasting took place, the Undercroft where poor and sick people were cared for and Chapel where religious services were conducted. The Hall is home to many remarkable collections. Including silver, furniture and paintings, which provide a glimpse into the rich history of the Hall and the people associated with it. The Hall also remains the everyday base for the Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York. They invite you to discover the secrets of this unique guild hall and its 650 years of history.

An audio tour in English is available free with admission plus there are written guides in foreign languages also available. The Hall is fully accessible to all from the Fossgate entrance.

For further details see www.theyorkcompany.co.uk

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesItalian signs/guidesPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Accept Groups by prior booking. Public toilets are for visitors use. Access For All Award 2003 - Visit York

Opening details


March - November
Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday - Saturday 9.00am - 3.30pm
Sunday 11.00 - 4.00pm

November - February
Monday - Thursday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Friday - Saturday 10.00am - 3.30pm
Sunday Closed

The Hall is closed between Christmas and New Year and every Sunday in winter.

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

Adult - £6.00
Concessions(60+/Students) - £5.00
Children(16 and under) - FREE

Contact

Merchant Adventurers Hall

01904 654818

Address

Fossgate,
York,
YO1 9XD

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.

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from York station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • 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. Access For All Award 2003 - Visit York

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

Entrance

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

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

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