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Event details

Welcome to Magic & Mystery | Launch Weekend
23rd June 2018
24th June 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm daily
Included in Admission
Barley Hall
2 Coffee Yard, York, YO1 8AR, United Kingdom

Discover a new side to life in the Middle Ages at our historic medieval townhouse with a weekend of activities exploring the fine line between science, religion and magic in medieval York.

Join our Alchemist in the Great Hall as he works to master the Magnum Opus, the Great Work. However, this is more science than magic, as he will use his knowledge and skill to demonstrate the processes of calcinations, distillation and sublimation.

Witness alchemical wonders such as The Peacocks Tail or The Tree of Diana, and be sure to bring your spare change to see it transformed into gold in front of your very eyes!

Magical Crafting

Once you’ve finished being astonished by the work of our alchemist be sure to explore the rest of the hall and get hands-on with history with fun magic-inspired crafting activities for all the family, including wand-making, telescope construction, magical seed planting and the opportunity to make your own charms.

Pre-booking is recommended but not necessary. Crafting activities are charged separately.