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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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Angus, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The walk through Barley Hall is, almost literally a walk through the life of a merchant family of the medieval era. Each room is properly equipped with the articles common to daily life that one would expect. Educational displays also appear, and one I particularly enjoyed was devoted to illness and disease (plague) and the remedies for same. Take your... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I thought it would be an original building but the re-build is almost brand new. It had nothing to grab my attention we all felt it was better to walk through York looking at the really beautiful buildings there - such as the Merchants Hall in Picadilly rather than waste time there.

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Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Visited today - once we found it (down an alley and the signage quite obscured)! Excellent reconstruction and enjoyed the horrible histories exhibition. The audio guide was good although I would encourage you to ask for it because it wasn't offered. Great gift shop too!! Thoroughly recommend it!

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It was not our intention to visit here but am really glad we did as the very informative guides told us so much that I could have spent much more time there... Hats off to the volunteer staff and others there

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Glasgow
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Barley Hall is easy to miss as it's hidden away down an alley but it's well worth making the effort to see it. It's a reconstruction of a medieval hall and very hands on - kids are encouraged to sit at the benches and touch things. They loved the upstairs "horrible history" section, especially the stuff about diseases and plagues.... More 

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Romford Essex
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Loved our visit to this attraction. Booked in advance together with Jorvik Viking Experience.Of the 2 we preferred this. Part interactive it explained the history and day to day workings of the Hall. The one thing we did find slightly annoying was the TV screen showing Horrible Histories had no soundtrack. When we questioned a member of staff on the... More 

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Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

There is a small alleyway off of Stonegate that leads into the courtyard of Barley Hall, a medieval building that was rediscovered in the 1980s - as it had become hidden both on the exterior and interior. It has mostly been rebuilt but materials original to the building have been used wherever possible. I was there years ago and it... More 

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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Nice but should be cheaper admission fee and children should not have to pay extra to make clay pot. Also the only free activity on offer (the will) was unavailable as no pens or ink for the stamps! Quite disappointing.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

So much to see and do. The Horrible Histories display was super and the staff were friendly and informative. Our favourite of the Jorvik Group attractions.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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