Explore the Jorvik Group
Explore the Jorvik Group
We are delighted that Barley Hall has re-opened. All visits must be pre-booked online or by calling 01904 615505.
Read our safety and social distancing information to find out about our new policies, including restricting the number of people in the attraction, ensuring social distancing and extra hygiene precautions. Our procedures have gained the Good to Go certification from Visit England, so that visitors can be assured that we have followed government and industry Covid-19 Guidelines.
Please note that from 8th August 2020, face coverings are required inside all of the JORVIK group attractions in line with government guidelines.
The coronavirus crisis is causing unpredictable and significant concerns for York Archaeological Trust, the educational charity that runs Barley Hall and our sister attractions in York. We have reacted to this challenge by developing a brand-new virtual engagement programme – ‘Virtual Vikings’, that will deliver similar on-line experiences to school classes, which we want to launch during the autumn term.
To help us create this valuable new offer for school children across the UK who cannot now visit our attractions, we need to purchase the technical equipment and learning resources to deliver it. We would be hugely grateful for your support helping us raise £120,000 to cover the costs of developing and running this exciting and beneficial new project.
Magic & Mystery
Magic & Mystery is a new exhibition at Barley Hall that explores the often fine line between science, religion and magic in medieval society....Read more
Magic & Mystery: Seafaring Sagas and Spells
Discover Norse beliefs about sorcerers, shapeshifters and sea monsters....Read more
Magical Menagerie at Barley Hall
Discover fantastical beasts from Viking myth...Read more
Birds of Prey at Barley Hall
Meet incredible birds of prey in a stunning medieval townhouse. ...Read more
The Lancashire Mead Company leads a tasting of several delicious meads, accompanied by complimentary nibbles, served in the Great Hall of our atmospheric medieval townhouse. Skal! (18+ only)...Read more
Discover our award-winning learning offer, from educational visits to hands on workshops.Click Here
Explore our bespoke hospitality packages at this magnificent medieval townhouse.Click Here
Experience Barley Hall for less with exclusive group rates available to parties of 15 or more.Click Here