Discover the effect this Tudor monarch had on York during his thirty eight year reign at our latest exhibition. Explore the archaeology, firsthand accounts of life in the city & get up close to costumes from famous dramatisations of the period.

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Explore York’s history on foot this summer, from medieval & medical history to its ancient origins as a Roman settlement. Book your place and prepare to discover a different side to this historic city.

Step Through Time

The Barley Hall Servants are back to offer an extra treat for visitors; bringing history to life showcasing the life of servants in the late medieval period.

Meet the Servants

Discover everything you need to know about York’s hidden medieval gem, Barley Hall, including prices, opening times and how to find us.

Plan Your Visit

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

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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