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Barley Hall

Location: 2 Coffee Yard, Off Stonegate, York, YO1 8AR
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About Us

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.

Events at Barley Hall

3rd Dec 2021

The History of Gingerbread with Food Historian Sam Bilton

Did you know that gingerbread was once used as a tool to help children learn their alphabet? Or that William Wordsworth…

Mead tasting
4th Dec 2021

Festive Mead Tasting with the Award-Winning Lancashire Mead Company

Discover your new favourite drink in festive surroundings! Learn about the cultural and historical significance of mead…

11th Dec 2021

Festive Medieval Banquet at Barley Hall

Tuck into a delicious Medieval Feast We think of Christmas as a time for tradition, full of age-old customs and symbols…

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