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Address: 2 Coffee Yard | Stonegate, York YO1 8AR, England
Phone Number: 44-1904-610275
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Description: Restored 15th-century town house that re-creates a medieval household...
Restored 15th-century town house that re-creates a medieval household filled with period furniture, pottery, tiles and wall hangings.
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Barley Hall is just ok The upstairs exhibits are a bit odd but do give good details about superstition and medical practices in the time period of the house. Definitely not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Barley Hall is just ok The upstairs exhibits are a bit odd but do give good details about superstition and medical practices in the time period of the house. Definitely not stroller friendly, so you will have to take turns going upstairs to the exhibit. The great room where meals were held downstairs was probably the most interesting.

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Hull
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Staff where very friendly & went beyond with advice and greeting guests. The Downside We visited because there where assorted adverts around York stating - now featuring "Horrible Histories" - so being a huge fan I decided to pay a visit. There where a few costumes from the show and 3 Televisions featuring Horrible histories - so felt ripped off.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Tucked away in a little alley, this lovely house takes you back in time, it has been set out really well, has some beautiful internal architecture, on the day we visited, they had a man playing the mandolin, ancient bag pipes and flutes, a lady playing the harp and both were singing songs from the period, in such a setting,... More 

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Again, a good one for the kids. Lots to read and learn if your brain has the capacity to keep absorbing all of the stuff. But you get a good idea.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I visited this attraction recently and must say it was a great experience! It is brilliant value for money - around £5 per-person and we can re-use our tickets for another visit in the future! I am a big fan of the 'Horrible Histories' books and television series and so could not believe my luck when we found that there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
41 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Nice old building with lots of history. Upstairs for a display about health, disease and death with exhibits and information suitable for all ages

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London, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is good and very interesting, can see it would particularly appeal to kids but also for adults. If you are in York for a couple of days then worth buying the Jorvik centre all attraction pass as this is part of that.

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Denby Dale, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We visited Barley Hall with another family; in total we had 4 children with us aged 6-10. I have visited before a few years' ago, and I was impressed this time by how the exhibitions have been developed. There were plenty of stewards on hand, many dressed in historical costume, to provide explanations and tell stories about the house. There... More 

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you only have time to visit one thing in York make it Barley Hall. It is a wonderful place to experience Medieval life. Very hands on for kids, no problem sitting on furniture or opening boxes, infact its actively incouraged. Plus they loved the Horrible Histories display. Think there is probably something to appeal to all ages. Not sure... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is an original fine late medieval and early Tudor house, which was uncovered in 90's. It is well explained and there are numerous artfacts whihc you are encouraged to touch! Displays on medicine, dentistry, diet were great. Ideal for inquisitive children!

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