Explore the Jorvik Group

Event details

Event
Magic & Mystery
Start
22nd June 2018
End
22nd June 2019
Time
9:00am - 5:00pm daily
Cost
Normal Admission Costs Apply
Venue
Barley Hall
Phone
01904615505
Address
2 Coffee Yard, York, YO1 8AR, United Kingdom
Category
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.

Galleries invite you to explore the role of magic in the everyday lives of people living in the Middle Ages. Displays investigate the individuals pronounced in written records as witches and wizards; the ‘science’ of magic, alchemy and experimentation; protective charms and forecasting the future through prophecies and dreams.

Using both archaeological and documentary evidence from the period, Magic and Mystery showcases a thought-provoking and often misinterpreted feature of medieval culture.

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