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MERCHANT ADVENTURERS' HALL

The Hall, Fossgate, York YO1 9XD

Since 1357

History Museum, Landmarks, Architectural Building, Historic Site, Event Venue, Garden, Hall, Parties, Dinners, Special Occasions, Wedding Receptions, Private Functions, Audio Tour, Gardens, Venue Hire & Shops

It is a medieval guildhall in the city and was one of the most important buildings in the medieval city - The Great Hall is a timber-framed structure and was built over a five-year period - It is the largest timber-framed building in the UK

enquiries@theyorkcompany.co.uk
merchantshallyork.org

Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

What a great find. As you walk down the main road and look down into the gardens the building just attracts you in. I visited with my wife who is a wheelchair user. Disabled access is to the rear of the building down a arched tunnel in between shops. It's well signed. Once inside just head to the desk next to the cafe. If cost £6 each but you get a free audio tour about the history of the guilds. The building takes you back in time and I have never been a building so old and interesting.
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BARLEY HALL

2 Coffee Yard, York YO1 8AR

Since 1360

Historical Site, Tourist Attraction, Landmark, Town House, Architectural Building, Exhibition, Collections, Displays, Educational Programs, Group Visits, School Visits, Programs, Events & Shops

It is a grade II listed building - The earliest parts of the building were constructed by Prior Thomas de Dereford of Nostell Priory - The building also includes a pantry and a buttery

Price: Adult £6.00, Child (5-16) £3.00, Concessions £4.50, Family 4 £15.00 & Family 5 £17.50

barleyhall@yorkat.co.uk
barleyhall.co.uk

April - October: Mon - Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm November - March: Mon - Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Barley Hall is a stunning medieval house, once home to the Priors of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York. It was discovered in the 1960's behind a derelict office block. It's oldest part dates back to 1360, but has now been carefully restored to it's former glory as the home of William Snawsell (1483) a goldsmith a Lord Mayor of York. It is very well presented and explained. This Summer there is a display of the 16th century costumes from 'Wolf Hall' the hit TV series about the rise and fall.
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YORKSHIRE MUSEUM

Museum Gardens, York YO1 7FR

Since 1830

Museum, Landmarks, Architecture Structure, Historical Places, Exhibitions, Collections, Displays, Educational Programs, Family Programs, Adult Programs, School Visits, Group Visits, Workshops, Programs, Events & Shops

Free Admission: Child (16 and under) & YMT Card Holder - The museum was founded by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society to accommodate their geological and archaeological collections - 10 acres (0.040 km2) of land

Price: Adult (With 10% Gift Aid Donation) £7.50, Adult (without Donation) £6.81 & Access Day Ticket £4.00

enquiries@ymt.org.uk
yorkshiremuseum.org.uk

Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Yorkshire Museum offers the whole range of history through the ages, starting with the dinosaurs. Very often special long term exhibitions are added and the current one is on the Vikings in Britain and Yorkshire. Very clear explanatory boards, audio visuals, and stunning artefacts, especially the beautifully crafted jewellery. Whilst you are there, seek out the Middleham Jewel fantastic15th century gold pendant discovered by an amateur metal detectorist in 1985 and bought by the Yorkshire.
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