Barley Hall

Barley Hall is a stunning medieval house, once home to the Priors of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York.

Until the 1980s the building was hidden under the relatively modern facade of a derelict office block. Only when it was going to be destroyed was the amazing medieval structure discovered and its rich history uncovered. 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 and sit on the chairs and handle the objects and experience what it would have been like to live in Medieval England.

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    Barley Hall is part of the JORVIK Group which is the collective name for five of the most exciting visitor attractions in York. The group included DIG: An Archaeological Adventure, Barley Hall and, most recently, The Richard III & Henry VII Experiences.

    Come and see this beautiful Hall which was once home to Master William Snawsell, the Lord Mayor of York in the middle ages. Every room has been restored and decorated to the exact detailing of how it looked 500 years ago, including the great hall which has played part to many banquets and celebrations over the years, and is also available for hire.
    Pricing Information

    Adult    £6.50 
    *Child (5-16)    £3.50   
    Concessions    £5.00  
    **Family 4    £17.00   
    **Family 5    £20.00   

    An admission ticket to Barley Hall allows the holder to unlimited FREE entry for 12 months from the date of purchase.

    *Please be aware that children under the age of sixteen must be accompanied by an adult.

    **Maximum of 2 adults per family ticket.

    Opening Times

    April – October : 10am-5pm
    November – March: 10am-4pm


    2 Coffee Yard, YO1 8AR

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  • Facilities
    • Accessible by Public Transport
    • Facilities for Visually Impaired
    • Guide Dogs Welcome
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    • Toilets
    • Cater for Educational Groups
    • Groups Welcome
    Other Facilities

    As Barley Hall is an historic building, access for visitors who are wheelchair users is restricted to the ground floor of Barley Hall

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