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Barley Hall

Historic Site

2 Coffee Yard, Off Stonegate, York, YO1 8AR

Tel: 01904 615505

Discover historic Barley Hall

About

 

Visitor update: Barley Hall is now open, and we are making sure that everyone enjoys a safe visit, while still experiencing everything that we have to offer. Find out more here.  Please pre-book online!

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 exhibitionwhich explores the fine line between science, religion and magic in medieval society.

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.

Educational visits (Covid-19 secure)

Following government guidance, we have introduced a number of new measures to keep school visitors to Barley Hall safe, including restricting the number of people in the attraction, ensuring social distancing and adding extra cleaning and hygiene precautions for visitors, staff and volunteers.

Our procedures have gained the ‘Good to Go’ certification from Visit England, so visitors can be assured that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines. Our website offers further information on these measures, under Social distancing and safety, but we require all schools intending on visiting the attractions to make use of the COVID-19 Advice for Visiting Schools document, which contains important information for teachers undertaking a school trip with us.

Virtual outreach

If you can't visit at the moment, or you are too far away to make a day trip, you can invite a host of historical characters or our friendly archaeologists into your classroom with our Virtual Outreach sessions.  Click here for more details.

Book Tickets Online

Opening Times

* Opening times will be variable for the next few months, please check our website for details.

Special Offers

  • We offer a 20% discount to NHS, Emergency Services and Armed Forces workers. This discount is available for every member of your party, and is available for every ticket type. Simply select the 20% off option when you pre-book online and bring ID when you visit. 

    More offers like this - NHS & Keyworkers

Guide Prices

Adult: £6.50
Child: £3.50
Concession: £5.00
Family 4: £17.00
Family 5: £20.00

JORVIK Group Pastport: Adult £20.00, Child (5-16) £13.00, Concessions £16.00, Family 4 £55.00, Family 5 £60.00, Under 5s FREE.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Children

  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 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

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Languages

  • French signs/guides

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Awards

  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Finalist White Rose Award Finalist 2016
  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsVisit York Tourism Awards - Winner 2020 Visit York Tourism Awards - Winner 2020 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Pass Accepted York Pass Accepted 2018
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Finalist York Tourism Awards Finalist 2016

Road Directions

On Foot:From Petergate, go right down Stonegate. Coffee Yard is on the left near Ye Olde Starre Inne.Park & Ride: With six cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier. www.yorkparkandride.co.ukThe nearest railway station is York, which is 1 mile away.

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