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Coffee Yard, Off Stonegate, York, YO1 8AR

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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 & 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 20th February - 27th February 2019 | 10:00am - 4:00pm daily | Barley Hall

Seers and Shamans: Magic in the Viking Age

What did the Vikings think about magic and the supernatural?...Read more

20th February 2019 | 7:30am - 9:30pm | Barley Hall

Mead Tasting

Discover your new favourite drink! Learn about the cultural and historical significance of mead, a honey-based drink beloved in the Viking era, Middle Ages and now the 21st century....Read more

20th February 2019 | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Barley Hall

25 Years of Vicious Vikings – with Terry Deary

Join Terry Deary in the atmospheric surroundings of Barley Hall for a special signing and chance to celebrate 25 years of Vicious Vikings....Read more

22nd February 2019 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Barley Hall

Birds of Prey

Birds of prey featured heavily in Norse sagas and Viking mythology – now you can get up close with these stunning creatures at 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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