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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: 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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Lovely experience

Lovely house, well laid out and presented and very informative. Interactive scenes which were good fun and over all good value for money

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely house, well laid out and presented and very informative. Interactive scenes which were good fun and over all good value for money

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Once the home to the Priors of Nostell and until recently it was hidden behind a modern façade. A lot of the buildings history is unclear but interesting nevertheless. Due to a new exhibition some of the rooms were closed off but we were informed before we decided to look around. The Great Hall is very nice. Peacock and Swan... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Went here on a Sunday afternoon and only a handful of other people so could leisurely stroll around I bought two student tickets with the Jorvik Viking pass, you enter in the gift shop and you go into a small entrance way with an interaction board and some artifacts. Turning right you go into the big dining area and it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Had great fun visiting on a very rainy day. Rooms are very evocative and the guide was excellent. The Horrible Histories medieval medicine was suitably gruesome for my seven year old boy. Medieval music was a nice touch.

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Welwyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This hall lay hidden behind other buildings for many,many years. It has been restored and is now a museum devoted to life in the middle ages with many interesting exhibits illustrating how people in York (and elsewhere) lived a few centuries ago. There is also much local history. Well worth a visit.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Nothing to dislike. My 4 year old grandaughter enjoyed the experience as did we all. Something to interest everyone

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Angus, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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
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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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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