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Barley Hall is temporarily closed due to Covid-19.

We will re-open Barley Hall as soon as government guidelines indicate it is safe to do so.

Find out about the safety policies that will be in place when we re-open, including restricting the number of people in the attraction, ensuring social distancing and extra hygiene precautions.

You can also read our frequently asked questions for during Barley Hall’s closure, including information on pre-booked tickets.

We hope that you and your family stay well during this difficult time and we look forward to welcoming you back to Barley Hall soon.

We are owned by York Archaeological Trust, an educational charity with a mission of ‘Building Better Lives Through Heritage’. If you would like to show your support and offer a donation to York Archaeological Trust to help assist us during this difficult time it would be appreciated enormously. Please click the link below .

Make a donation. 


Normal Opening Hours:

Barley Hall is normally open from 10am-5pm (April-October) and 10am-4pm (November-March).


FREE admission for 12 months is included in your ticket.

Choose our Pastport ticket to gain access to 5 attractions for 1 great price. Including: JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG: An Archaeological Adventure, Barley Hall, The Richard III Experience and The Henry VII Experience.

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Barley HallBarley Hall & DIG***Medieval Pass***Pastport***
*Child (5-16)£3.50£7.75£4.50£13.00
**Family 4£17.00£29.50£22.75£55.00
**Family 5£20.00£32.00£23.75£60.00

An admission ticket to Barley Hall allows the holder to unlimited FREE entry for 12 months from the date of purchase.

*Please be aware that children under the age of sixteen must be accompanied by an adult.

**Maximum of 2 adults per family ticket.

***Please be aware that TESCO Clubcard Days Out vouchers cannot be used for the purchase of joint museum tickets, The JORVIK Group Pastport or pre-booking.

Following recent changes to how your Tesco Clubcard vouchers are exchanged, please visit the Tesco Clubcard FAQ’s page.

Prices valid as of 7th January 2019.

Concession rates apply to any student with a valid ID card, or for anyone aged 60 or over.


Social distancing and safety

We are working on new social distancing and safety policies to make sure future visits will be safe and enjoyable for all our visitors and staff, including restricting the number of people in the attraction, ensuring social distancing and extra hygiene precautions. You can read more about these new policies here.


Pre-booking your visit for just £2 allows you to choose what time you visit (subject to availability) and permits you to jump any queue at the attraction.

For information on other types of visit to Barley Hall please please follow the links below:


Pre-booking and refund policy

If you are not able to visit the attraction for your pre-booked slot we can re-book your visit for a more convenient time. We are not able to offer refunds if you cancel your visit.


Discover 2000 years of history and save at least 41% on standard admission charges to all five JORVIK Group attractions.

Experience The JORVIK Group with 12 months FREE entry to any JORVIK Group attraction, including JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG, Barley Hall and the Richard III & Henry VII Experience.

Get your Pastport today for exclusive benefits

Medieval Pass

Discover this exciting period in York’s history with the JORVIK Group Medieval Pass. Explore all three of our Medieval attractions for one great price, including two of its most magnificent gateways, Monk Bar and Micklegate Bar, as well as Barley Hall, experiencing the reign of Richard III through to his defeat by Henry VII leading to the rise of the Tudor dynasty.

Find out more about the Medieval Pass

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can help us further by turning your donation into a Gift Aid donation at no extra cost to you, which allows us to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you spend from the Government.

Your payment will be treated as an admission donation that entitles you and your family group to 12 months free admission from the date of payment.

Please note this only applies to individual and family tickets, not larger groups.

For larger bags, we recommend using Yorbag

The left luggage service is located on High Petergate, near to York Minster, and costs from £3. Take your pre-booked ticket for Barley Hall to get 20% off the price. You can find out more on the Yorbag website.