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The Bar Convent Exhibition

The Bar Convent Exhibition

The Bar Convent Exhibition


Our state-of-the-art Exhibition, redeveloped in Autumn 2015, explores the stories of The Bar Convent through the latest technology and interactive displays.

From the turbulent reigns of King Henry VIII and his children, to the destruction and upheaval of the Second World War, follow our history through original artefacts, spectacular audio-visual displays and interactive touch screens. Discover the martyred Margaret Clitheroe and the firebrand nun Mary Ward, whose fiery dedication to women’s lives led her to be imprisoned by the Inquisition.

Group Tours of the Exhibition can be booked with us in advance and include a visit to our magnificent eighteenth-century secret chapel, its domed ceiling hidden beneath a grey tiled roof.

Why not combine your visit with a leisurely lunch in our Victorian Atrium, or for a memorable trip, round off your day with our special Vintage Afternoon Tea? Group visits are booked in advance - contact us for more details.

Alternatively there are free tours of the chapel and main hall on Tuesday and Friday mornings, subject to availability. Tickets for the Exhibition can be bought separately.

Opening details

Closed Christmas & Easter


Please contact for details.



See location of The Bar Convent on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 596513  Lat: 53.95481 Long: -1.09186

Turn right out of York Rail Station and the convent is opposite Micklegate Bar - no more than a five minute walk.

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Jerry Ibbotson

01904 464 903


17 Blossom Street,
YO24 1AQ


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed


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