Barley Hall is a stunning medieval townhouse, once home to the Priors of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York. Until the 1980s the house was hidden under the relatively modern façade of a derelict office block. Only when the building was going to be destroyed was the amazing medieval building discovered and its history revealed. The building has now been lovingly restored to its original splendour with stunning high ceilings, beautiful exposed timber frames, and possibly the only horn window in England. It has been decorated to replicate what it would have looked like as the Snawsell home around 1483 and boasts a magnificent Great Hall. Visitors to Barley Hall will find themselves immersed in medieval England. Plus, discover our Magic & Mystery exhibition, which explores the fine line between science, religion and magic in medieval society.
**Barley Hall is back open. Tickets must be pre-booked online or by calling 01904615505**
Please note that Barley Hall is an historic building and features uneven floors, narrow stairs and steps between rooms. Facilities such as accessible toilets and a lift are unavailable due to the nature of the building.
Please call 01904 615505 to discuss your access requirements.
There is more information on access on our website.
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Facilities for visually impaired
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Children welcome
- 2m distancing in place
- Advance booking essential
- Clear signage
- Contactless payment possible
- Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
- Hygiene screens in place
- One way system
- Open now
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Groups welcome
- French signs/guides
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Welcome Host
- Groups welcome
- Coach parties accepted