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The Bar Convent True Cross

Location: The Bar Convent, 17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ
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Dr Hannah Thomas with the True Cross Image courtesy the Bar Convent small

“Among the many historical treasures of which York is justly proud, the greatest is perhaps the least known.” Yorkshire Evening Press, 1917

To mark Easter, the Bar Convent has revealed a re-display, including new research and previously unseen documentation, of the little-known, but significant sacred object in the collections; The True Cross relic. Encased in a silver gilt cross and an elaborate silver, crystal and bejeweled monstrance-like case c.1867-70, it is an exquisite centrepiece in the Bar Convent exhibition.

This documentation, along with new research, shows a likely explanation as to how the relic eventually arrived at the convent in 1792 and has enabled the convent to trace elements of the history of the relic which have been a mystery since the 19th century.

See the Bar Convent True Cross on display, alongside a selection of documentation, and discover more about its significance in this new display.

Included in admission to the exhibition. Walk-ins. Please note: The Bar Convent is closed on Sundays and April 15-18 2022.

The Bar Convent Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm with last admissions at 4pm. Closed on Bank Holidays and some dates over Easter and Christmas - please see our website for details.