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Merchant Adventurers' Hall

Historic Site

Fossgate, York, YO1 9XD

Tel: 01904 654818

Exterior of Merchant Adventurers' Hall

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About us

A privileged opportunity to explore this stunning timber framed building - the inspirational home to The Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York.

Delve into York’s entrepreneurial past, present and future following stories of the “mystery of mercers” - business pioneers who made it happen: from the medieval wool trade, via the railways, chocolate and two universities to the 21st century Science City.

Redoubtable tales, fascinating architecture and intriguing, rare artefacts...hear about John Colwyck who earned 6 shillings for building the stunning oak roof...and the infamous Mary Tuke who dared to challenge the Company in the 18th Century. See the 14th century Evidence Chest which is older than the Hall...and delve into York's entrepreneurial history through the Hall's superb collection of portrait paintings of Merchants past and present.

Visitors to the Hall can enjoy a free audio tour included in the admission price and written guides in foreign languages are also available. Open to all, the Merchants' Coffee House by Café No.8 is open for food and drink in either the surroundings of the Hall or in the summer months, in our beautiful walled garden.

Accept Groups by prior booking.
Public toilets are for visitors use only.

Guide Prices

Adult - £6.50
Concessions(65+/Students) - £5.50
Children (16 and under when accompanied by an adult) - FREE

Facilities

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Languages

  • French signs/guides
  • German signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guides
  • Spanish signs/guides

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Passenger lift
  • Public toilets - Toilets available for paying visitors and cafe patrons only.
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Groups

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

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2018
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Pass Runner Up York Pass Runner Up 2017

Road Directions

On Foot:
Located in the City Centre between Fossgate & Piccadilly. Disabled parking is available on Fossgate.

Park & Ride: With six cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier. www.yorkparkandride.co.uk

Accessible by Public Transport: York station is 2 miles away.

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