The Bard at Barley Hall


The Bard at Barley Hall explores the history of York through the drama of Shakespeare, featuring costumes worn by famous actors in a host of popular films, including Helena Bonham-Carter, Kate Winslet, Al Pacino and more.

Visitors can dress up and perform their own scenes on the interactive stage and view exhibits from York Archaeological Trust's own collections, stage their own shadow puppet performances of Hamlet and Macbeth and other fun activities – see if you can guess the play by the clues in the smell box!

January 20, 2024 – July 31, 2024

2 Coffee Yard, York YO1 8AR
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June 1, 2024 – June 2, 2024

Carlton Towers, Carlton, Yorkshire DN14 9LZ
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April 25, 2024 – October 31, 2024

Captain Cook Museum, Grape Ln, Whitby YO22 4BA
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June 26, 2024 – June 26, 2024

The Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park, Hutts Lane, Ripon HG4 3DA