Returning for its third exciting instalment, The Yorkshire Medieval Festival is coming to take God’s own County back to the middle ages this summer, with different events taking place every day.

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Following the injury of Theo Walcott before the World Cup, the skeleton of a medieval Monk with the same injury has gone on display in Barley Hall, with the suggestion that football may also have been involved in the injury hundreds of years ago.

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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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Explore the home of William Snawsell

Explore the home of William Snawsell

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.

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.

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We are pleased to announce our Summer programme of free INSET days for teachers, designed to give you lots of ideas and resources for the new school year. Come along for a day of workshops and talks and make the most of our historic attractions! 

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From ‘Horrible Histories’ author Terry Deary comes a brand new exhibition about York during the Middle Ages that explores the life, death and all the gruesome bits in between.

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