Explore the Jorvik Group

Magic & Mystery

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.

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Church Explorers 2018

From 30th June - 8th September 2018 | 9:00am - 5:00pm daily | Various churches

Church Explorers 2018

Church Explorers is a summer-long festival celebrating the architectural and archaeological importance of Yorkshire’s magnificent church buildings.

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Magical Crafting

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.

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Living History at the Hall

22nd August 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.

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The Children of Richard III | Official Book Launch

22nd August 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Barley Hall

The Children of Richard III | Official Book Launch

Join us at historic Barley Hall on the anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth to learn about the lives of Richard III’s children from Ricardian historian Peter Hammond.

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A Flight into the Fanciful

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.

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Living History at the Hall

29th August 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.

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An Evening of Mead Tasting

28th September 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Barley Hall

An Evening of Mead Tasting

Enjoy an evening of wine tasting with a difference, as you are invited to sample a carefully selected range of mead from The Lancashire Mead Company.

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Magnificent Medieval Monsters

From 30th October - 31st October 2018 | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Barley Hall

Magnificent Medieval Monsters

With Halloween upon us visit Barley Hall this autumn and discover the weird and wonderful creatures of the medieval imagination and their uses in the magic and protective charms.

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Barley Hall by Candlelight

From 30th October - 31st October 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Barley Hall

Barley Hall by Candlelight

In the run up to Christmas enjoy an evening sampling some of the delicious tipples on offer from the York Gin Company all in the beautiful surroundings of medieval Barley Hall.

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Living History at the Hall

31st October 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.

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A Magical, Medieval Christmas Rediscovered

From 17th November 2018 - 5th January 2019 | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Barley Hall

A Magical, Medieval Christmas Rediscovered

This is your chance to discover the hidden history of the use of charms, potions and magic during Christmas celebrations in medieval York at our beautifully decorated townhouse, Barley Hall.

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Festive Gin Tasting

1st December 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Barley Hall

Festive Gin Tasting

In the run up to Christmas enjoy an evening sampling some of the delicious tipples on offer from the York Gin Company all in the beautiful surroundings of medieval Barley Hall.

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Ghostly Christmas Stories at the Hall

8th December 2018 | 7:30pm | Barley Hall

Ghostly Christmas Stories at the Hall

You are cordially invited to join our master storyteller as he shares his frighteningly-good festive ghost tales in the atmospheric surrounds of historic Barley Hall.

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