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Micklegate Bar Museum


Situated on the route of York's famous City walls, which have stood sentinel to the city for over 800 years is the Micklegate Bar Museum.


An excellent way to explore the history of York's scenic walls.

Find out how the Ring of Stone, the city's walls, has helped to protect York from invasion, and its lasting effect on the development of the city over the centuries.

Learn all about Life in the Bar as residents' stories are brought to life in a fascinating exhibition. Learning these facts will achieve having a real sense of what it was like to live in this famous and most historic building.


We offer Education, Corporate and Group visits.

Why not buy your tickets online.

Admission Ticket to this Museum entitles the ticket owner to unlimited FREE ENTRY for a whole year from date of ticket purchase.

PASTPORT Tickets are available (for visiting all FOUR visitor attractions: Micklegate Bar Museum, DIG, Barley Hall and the famous JORVIK Viking Centre).

Why not visit this ancient gateway and explore its pageantry and barbaric history which has unfolded between these historic walls over several centuries.

Gateway to the city and also a home to many families until 1918, not just the living people occupied Micklegate Bar. Heads of traitors and tyrants from across York's history were displayed here after execution for all of York's population to bear witness to.

Delve right in to York's bloody history and battles which inflamed the city and the surrounding countryside, from the Viking invasions to the English Civil War. Discover how national uprisings and rebellions affected this most famous and historic City and whose head beheld its final resting place, placed on a stake at the top of Micklegate Bar for all to shockingly view.

Adult £3.50
Child (5 to 16 years) £2.00
Concession (Senior or Student) £2.50
Family 4 (Two Adults & Two Children) £9.00
Family 5 (Two Adults & Three Children) £10.00
Child Under 5 FREE

2013 Opening times

28th Jan - 29th Mar: 11am - 3pm
29th Mar - 3rd Nov: 10am - 4pm
4th Nov - 1st Dec: 11am - 3pm
2nd Dec - 31st Dec: Closed

2014 Opening times

1st Jan - 24th Jan, 2014: Closed
York Residents’ First Weekend (25th - 26th January, 2014): 10am - 4pm
27th Jan - 14th Feb, 2014: Closed except weekends, 11am - 3pm
15th Feb - Easter, 2014: 10am - 4pm

The Museum will remain closed if the city walls are not open. Call 01904 615505 to check.


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