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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 23rd June - 24th June 2018 | 10:00am - 4:00pm daily | Barley Hall

Welcome to Magic & Mystery Launch Weekend

Discover a new side to life in the Middle Ages at our historic medieval townhouse with a weekend of activities exploring the fine line between science, religion and magic in medieval York....Read more

From 5th July - 8th July 2018 | 10:00am - 5:00pm daily | Barley Hall

Mysterious Floristry at Barley Hall

During the month of July our local floristry group will work alongside staff at Barley Hall to produce arrangements inspired by the exciting new exhibition, Magic and Mystery....Read more

From 24th July - 31st August 2018 | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Barley Hall

Magical Crafting

Get hands-on with history with some fun magic-inspired crafting activities for all the family....Read more

25th July 2018 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Barley Hall

Living History at the Hall

Meet a member of our costumed volunteer team as they showcase serving life in the Hall in the late-medieval & early Tudor period....Read more

8th August 2018 | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Barley Hall

Meet the Servants Day

Meet our volunteer Living History group as they bring-to-life serving life at the Hall with a costumed display of daily life in the late Medieval & early Tudor period....Read more

From 25th August - 27th August 2018 | 10:00am - 5:00pm daily | Barley Hall

A Flight into the Fanciful

Historic Barley Hall becomes the home of majestic winged creatures this weekend as we say goodbye to the summer with a series of activities related to how majestic birds of prey were tamed and utilised throughout the medieval period....Read more


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

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