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Barley Hall

Historic Site

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

Tel: 01904 615505

Discover historic Barley Hall

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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 can make themselves at home, sit on the chairs, handle the objects and experience what it would have been like to live in medieval England.

Plus, Discover our new exhibition for June 2018: Magic & Mystery, which explores the often fine line between science, religion and magic in medieval society.

Opening Times

* Open daily
Summer (April - Oct): 10am - 5pm
Winter (Nov - March): 10am - 4pm
Open 7 days a week.

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Open New Year's Eve 10:00-14:00
Open New Year's Day 11:00-16:00

Barley Hall closes occasionally for special functions. Please check the website or call for details.

Visit lasts up to 1 ½ hours

Guide Prices

20% off admission:
Due to the installation of our new exhibition, Magic & Mystery, the upper floor of the hall is currently inaccessible. You can still explore the lower levels of this historic building and your ticket is valid for 12 months, allowing you to return to Barley Hall for free once the exhibition is open.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Prices valid for duration of exhibition installation.

Adults £4.80
Child (5-15) £2.40
Concession £3.60
Family of 4 £12.00
Family of 5 £14.00

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

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Languages

  • French signs/guides

Property Facilities

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

Children

  • Children welcome

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Groups

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

Accessibility

  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Awards

  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Finalist White Rose Award Finalist 2016
  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2018
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Finalist York Tourism Awards Finalist 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Pass Accepted York Pass Accepted 2017

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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