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We are back open

We are delighted that Barley Hall has re-opened. All visits must be pre-booked online or by calling 01904 615505.

Read our safety and social distancing information to find out about our new policies, including restricting the number of people in the attraction, ensuring social distancing and extra hygiene precautions.

Please note that from 8th August 2020, face coverings are required inside all of the JORVIK group attractions in line with government guidelines.

Watch this video about our Covid-19 safety procedures

Support Us

The coronavirus crisis is causing unpredictable and significant concerns for York Archaeological Trust, the educational charity that runs Barley Hall and our sister attractions in York. Our staff and visitors’ safety is our top priority. We have reacted to this challenge by developing a brand-new virtual engagement programme – ‘Virtual Vikings’, that will deliver similar on-line experiences to school classes, which we want to launch during the autumn term.

To help us create this valuable new offer for school children across the UK who cannot now visit our attractions, we need to purchase the technical equipment and learning resources to deliver it. We would be hugely grateful for your support helping us raise £120,000 to cover the costs of developing and running this exciting and beneficial new project.

Opening Hours

Our planned opening hours for 2020 are as follows (closing time is time of last entry):

31st August – 20th September – 10am – 3pm
21st September – 10th October – 10am – 3pm
11th October – 1st November – 10am – 4pm
2nd November – 3rd January – 10am – 3pm

Barley Hall will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Opening hours on New Year’s Eve: 10am-2pm, New Year’s Day: 11am-4pm


FREE admission for 12 months is included in your ticket.


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Barley HallBarley Hall & DIG***Triple Ticket***
*Child (5-16)£3.50£7.75£12.50
**Family 4£17.00£29.50£50.00
**Family 5£20.00£32.00£55.00

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

Choose our Triple Ticket to gain access to 3 attractions for 1 great price. Includes: JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG: An Archaeological Adventure and Barley Hall.

*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 have new social distancing and safety policies to make sure visits are 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.


Currently all visitors must pre-book their visit to Barley Hall, to help us with our Covid-19 social distancing and safety procedures.

Book online


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.


We offer discounted tickets for NHS staff, members of the Armed Forces, carers and various other groups. Find out more here about the discounts we offer and how to redeem a discount when you book online.

Pastports and Medieval Passes

Our Pastport tickets (entry to 5 JORVIK Group attractions) and Medieval Pass tickets (entry to Barley Hall, the Richard III Experience and the Henry VII Experience) are currently unavailable as the Richard III Experience and Henry VII Experience will remain closed for the foreseeable future (due to Covid-19).

If you have one of these tickets and would like to discuss your options, please email groups@yorkat.co.uk.

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.


Barley Hall heritage lottery fund