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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Make yourself at home this Winter in one of the city’s most beloved hidden gems, as Barley Hall is dressed to bring in the festive season and recreate a traditional Christmas in York.

Experience York's Home of Christmas

This Christmas, traders will gather at the beautiful medieval townhouse of Barley Hall, for an intimate festive shopping experience; with hand crafted items, unique gifts, and the chance to see the Hall fully decorated for Christmas!

Experience a Traditional Christmas

Make this Christmas special for your children, with a personal invitation from Father Christmas himself to join him at historic Barley Hall.

Meet Father Christmas

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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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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