Barley Hall

Historic Site/Structure

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** Barley Hall is now open, and we are making sure that everyone enjoys a safe visit, while still experiencing everything that we have to offer. Find out more here.  Please pre-book online! **

We have made sure that all our visitors can enjoy a safe visit, while still experiencing everything that Barley Hall has to offer.

We have new procedures for social distancing, hygiene, and visitor interaction, and visitors will need to pre-book online or by calling 01904 615505. Please note that our opening hours may vary - check www.barleyhall.co.uk for the most up to date details.

When we re-open on 11th July, we will make sure that all our visitors can enjoy a safe visit, while still experiencing everything that Barley Hall has to offer. We will have new procedures for social distancing, hygiene, and visitor interaction, which you can read more about here. Visitors will need to pre-book online.

Barley Hall is a stunning medieval townhouse, once home to the Priors of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York. Until the 1980s the house was hidden under the relatively modern façade of a derelict office block. Only when the building was going to be destroyed was the amazing medieval building discovered and its history revealed.

The building has now been lovingly restored to its original splendour with stunning high ceilings, beautiful exposed timber frames, and possibly the only horn window in England. It has been decorated to replicate what it would have looked like as the Snawsell home around 1483 and boasts a magnificent Great Hall.

Visitors to Barley Hall can make themselves at home, sit on the chairs, handle the objects and experience what it would have been like to live in medieval England.

Plus, discover our new exhibition for June 2018: Magic & Mystery, which 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.

Please note that Barley Hall is an historic building and features uneven floors, narrow stairs and steps between rooms. Facilities such as accessible toilets and a lift are unavailable due to the nature of the building.

Prices

Type Price
Adult £6.50
Child £3.50
Concession £5.00
Family of 4 £17.00
Family of 5 £20.00

Opening Hours

Sun 10:00 16:00
Mon 10:00 16:00
Tue 10:00 16:00
Wed 10:00 16:00
Thu 10:00 16:00
Fri 10:00 16:00
Sat 10:00 16:00

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