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Due to the coronavirus situation, some of our education services are currently unavailable, and the details on our education pages are all subject to change. Please sign up to our Learning mailing list to get the latest news on our digital learning offer or find out more here. If your enquiry is urgent, contact our Reservations department directly by phone (01904 615505) or email (groups@yorkat.co.uk).

A school visit to Barley Hall allows pupils to become immersed in life in a wealthy merchant’s townhouse in the Middle Ages. Accompanied by our costumed characters, your class will learn about the Snawsell family who lived here towards the end of the medieval period and how the remains of their home was uncovered and restored. Take a tour of the rooms in the house and make yourself at home; sit on the furniture, handle the objects and take part in role-play of the servants’ daily duties.




Note to Teachers

Due to an increase in demand we recommend that teachers book visits at least six weeks in advance to guarantee the perfect experience for your school. Find out more about visiting Barley Hall with our handy downloadable teachers’ guide. When you are ready to book your visit, click here.