This stunning timber framed building was constructed by a fraternity made up of York citizens to provide a base for charity, worship and business. Today, as well as being a fascinating accredited museum it is also a scheduled ancient monument and Grade 1 listed building.
Explore the Great Hall where business and feasting took place, the Undercroft where poor and sick people were cared for and Chapel where religious services were conducted. The Hall is home to many remarkable collections. Including silver, furniture and paintings, which provide a glimpse into the rich history of the Hall and the people associated with it. The Hall also remains the everyday base for the Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York. They invite you to discover the secrets of this unique guild hall and its 650 years of history.
An audio tour in English is available free with admission plus there are written guides in foreign languages also available. The Hall is fully accessible to all from the Fossgate entrance.
The Hall is fully accessible for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues. There is drop-off point for guests outside the entrance, the route from the drop-off point to the Fossgate entrance is flat.
Access to the Hall is by a level or access by ramp (with handrail) through an automatic door. A platform lift offers access to both floors. There is a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users.
There is a good contrast between the floor and walls and clear markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors.
We provide baby changing facilities, visitor information available in audio format.