Barley Hall is a picturesque medieval townhouse tucked away down one of the oldest streets in York. Once home to the Priors of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York, Barley Hall 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. Visitors to Barley Hall can make themselves at home, sit on the chairs and experience what it would have been like to live in medieval England.
Visitors can explore the history of York through the drama of Shakespeare at a brand new exhibition, Bard at Barley Hall. Explore costumes from popular plays, including Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, dress up and perform your own scenes on the interactive stage, and view exhibits from York Archaeological Trust’s own collections.
Pre-booking online, or by calling 01904 615505, is advisable.
Please note that Barley Hall is a 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 or visit our website.