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Barley Hall


Lovingly restored medieval townhouse in the centre of York.


Stunningly restored Medieval Townhouse

Built originally around 1360 by the Monks of Nostell Priory

Possibly the only Horn window in England.

Magnificent Great Hall

Permission for visitors to handle objects and get a feel of life if Medieval England

Exhibition now taking place: Plague, Poverty and Prayer


Meet the servants (on Wednesdays in the school holidays the Barley Hall servants bring the Hall to life)

Yorkshire Medieval Festival in August which includes Falconry and Archery (check website for further information)

Group, Education and Corporate visits.

Buy tickets online

Admission Ticket to Barley Hall entitles owner to unlimited FREE ENTRY for 12 months from date of purchase

PASTPORT Tickets available (visiting all FOUR attractions: Barley Hall, Jorvik Viking Centre, York DIG and Micklegate Bar Museum)

A superb medieval townhouse, Barley Hall was once home to the Mayor of York, Priors of Nostell. It has been lovingly restored to its original glory, with fantastic high ceilings, stunning exposed timber frames, magnificent Great Hall and quite possibly the only horn window in England. The decoration replicates how it might have looked in 1483, as the Snawsell home. Make yourself at home during your visit to Barley Hall. Sit on the chairs, feel the objects and experience what it was like living in medieval England.

New exhibition for 2013: Plague Poverty and Prayer: A Horrid History with Terry Deary
A new exhibition at Barley Hall of Terry Deary, award winning children's author. Explore York during the Middle Ages, the life, death and gruesome parts in between.

Adult £4.95; Child (5-16 yrs) £3.00; Concession (senior/student) £3.50; family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children £13.50); Family of 5 (2 adults + 3 children) £15.00. Child under 5 FREE.

Barley Hall is open every day. Seasonal opening times:

1 April - 4 Nov - 10am-5pm

5 Nov - 31 Mar - 10am-4pm

Barley Hall closes early or can be closed at times for private weddings or functions. Please check our website for details.

Christmas: Barley Hall is closed from 24-26 December.


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