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Explore York’s hidden medieval townhouse

Barley Hall is a stunning medieval town house, once home to the Priors of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York.

Until the 1980s the building was hidden under the relatively modern facade, only when it was going to be destroyed was the amazing medieval structure discovered and its rich history uncovered.

From 22nd June 2018 - 22nd June 2019 | 9:00am - 5:00pm daily | Barley Hall

Magic & Mystery

Magic and Mystery is a new exhibition at Barley Hall that explores the often fine line between science, religion and magic in medieval society....Read more

From 30th October - 31st October 2018 | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Barley Hall

Magnificent Medieval Monsters

With Halloween upon us visit Barley Hall this autumn and discover the weird and wonderful creatures of the medieval imagination and their uses in the magic and protective charms....Read more

From 30th October - 31st October 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Barley Hall

Barley Hall by Candlelight

Discover Barley Hall in a new light when this reconstructed 15th century building is lit only by beautiful candlelight for a truly atmospheric evening celebrating the coming of All Hallow's Eve....Read more

From 17th November 2018 - 5th January 2019 | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Barley Hall

A Magical, Medieval Christmas Rediscovered

This is your chance to discover the hidden history of the use of charms, potions and magic during Christmas celebrations in medieval York at our beautifully decorated townhouse, Barley Hall....Read more


Discover our award-winning learning offer, from educational visits to hands on workshops.

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Explore our bespoke hospitality packages at this magnificent medieval townhouse.

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Experience Barley Hall for less with exclusive group rates available to parties of 15 or more.

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