A new exhibition exploring the archaeology, first-hand accounts of life in the city, and the effects that this greatest of Tudor monarchs had on life in York during his thirty eight year reign.

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Meet characters from history, including William Snawsell, the former Lord Mayor of York himself, and the servants of the Hall. There’s talks from historic professionals and even an evening of medieval music.

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Visitors to Barley Hall can make themselves at home, sit on the chairs, handle the objects and experience what it would have been like to live in medieval England.

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Discover 3 great attractions for 1 great price with our new Medieval Pass. Explore our hidden gem of Barley Hall and experience the impact two rival Kings had on York, all with 12 months free admission.

Explore Medieval York

Volunteers from the Barley Hall Servants are back to offer an extra treat for visitors, with living history showcasing the life of servants from the late medieval period.

See History Come to Life

From celebrations of Magna Carta and Agincourt, to special talks on the legacy of the re-interment of Richard III and all manner of Medieval Merriment for all the family, we have you covered this summer.

Discover the Middle-Ages

We offer a range of packages from a single meeting room or canapé reception, to a full medieval banquet experience within the Great Hall of this medieval townhouse.

 

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Discover the story of medieval York during the reign of Richard III through to King Henry VII. Explore Monk Bar and Micklegate Bar within the historic city walls and find out the role they played in the strife and ceremony that was shaped by the Wars of the Roses.

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