Explore three floors of this important gateway and find out more about the historic walls surrounding the city of York.
As you climb the stairs to the first floor, you can learn about historic characters who have links to Micklegate Bar, which was historically the main entrance to the city for anyone arriving from the south, and particularly, the gate through which visiting Royals would pass (with the permission of the Lord Mayor).
From Royalty to soldiers and even a policeman who took up residence here, video presentations bring their stories to life. Kids can also discover a fun drawing activity!
The top floor features a central map you can walk around with displays highlighting the features from different periods in history that are still visible today, as well as those that have been lost to time. Don’t miss the immersive flyover video over the historic city of York, starting at Micklegate Bar.
As you make your way back down to the ground floor, explore the gift shop full of wonderful souvenirs to take home.