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Barley Hall

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Address: 2 Coffee Yard | Stonegate, York YO1 8AR, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 610275
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Description: Barley Hall is a stunning medieval house, once home to the Priors of...
Barley Hall is a stunning medieval house, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York. The building has been lovingly restored to its original splendour with its high ceilings, beautiful exposed timber frames, and possibly the only horn window in England. Visitors to Barley Hall can make themselves at home and sit on the chairs and handle the objects and experience what it would have been like to live in Medieval England. NEW FOR 2015 Power & Glory: York in the Time of Henry VIII is Barley Hall's newest exhibition, where you can discover first-hand accounts of life in the city and the effects that this greatest of Tudor monarchs had on life in York during his thirty-eight year reign.
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Would have gone if we didn't have York Passes, but well worth a visit

Our children are 10 and 13 and we are in York for the weekend so we bought a 2-day York Pass. We found Barley Hall in the guide book and our 13 year old said it would be good to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our children are 10 and 13 and we are in York for the weekend so we bought a 2-day York Pass. We found Barley Hall in the guide book and our 13 year old said it would be good to see. It doesn't look much of a museum but we actually spent a great 90min in there playing games, dressing... More 

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic experience for the children! They absolutely loved it, especially the actors they had that day and the horrible histories tent and stage for children to use.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This old house wasn't uncovered until the 1980s. It has been renovated to show what a typical upper class family's house looked like during the 16th century. The exhibits were well-done, and great attention was paid to making them fun for children.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We struggled to find it at first, as it's tucked away. What a lovely surprise! My daughter is a Tudor fan and she loved the costumes on display. There was so much to look at. It was well worth the struggle to find it!

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

As a keen Tudor enthusiast this was a must see, after a little trouble finding the tiny entrance I was delighted. Although it is only small it was crammed with all things Tudor to see and do for all ages. Staff were friendly informative and helpful. It is a credit to the staff very well done!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had some spare time before leaving York so thought would try Barley Hall. Was not high on places to visit before arriving - as shown by last minute decision to visit. But was glad we did make it in. It's a bit of a hidden gem, hidden down backstreets. The story of how it was found is interesting enough. But... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It's a wonderful mediaeval building in the heart of the city, saved from developers and partly rebuilt, with appropriate furnishings. The displays in each room are attractive and informative, with guides in most rooms to answer questions. There's a good shop!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

great rebuilding and preservation of this house wonderful and interesting for the whole family and the banqueting hall is available for hire.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We found about the Barley Hall on a leaflet from the Tourist Information. Admittedly it is difficult to find, but when you do, it is well worth a visit. To think it has been hidden away for years. Inside it is beautifully maintained and kept. The young gentleman dressed in period costume was so informative. He really knew his stuff... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a fantastic day here, reliving Tudor times. Such a beautiful building hidden away in york. Find in and enjoy a few hours.

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