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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2 Coffee Yard | Stonegate, York YO1 8AR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited York today and decided to buy the 'mediaeval pass' which allows entry to Barley Hall and the two exhibitions of Henry V11 and Richard 111. It was £8 per adult and our son had a Blue Peter badge & card which we'd taken,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jennywren1976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a lovely couple of hours here with the children. They enjoyed making wands and stamping their astronomy/astrology pamphlets as well as learning new games in the school room. Lots of interesting information on the walls about mediaeval superstition and witchcraft which, although didn't seem...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Familyfuninyorkshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting history of this building which was reconstructed to be as original as possible. Volunteers in the building are there to answer questions. Small but nice bit of history.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank arrietty01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a bit of a Tudors boffin I thought I’d visit this hidden gem in York centre. It didn’t disappoint. Fun and informative and activities for the kids. My 7 year old loved it. Would definitely return.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jeblw1412
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

Visited today after having passed it by earlier in our visit. The welcome we received was really good. The chap at the desk was really friendly and knowledgeable. That's pretty much the only good thing that can be said. I found it odd that the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

This is quite a small attraction that you can easily fit in during a day trip to York. Unlike a lot of historic sites Barley Hall offers you the chance to dress up, make crafts and handle the various things on display, making this an...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank timhdronfield
Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

Hidden away, off Stonegate in York city centre this attraction is something not to be missed. We visited yesterday and were greeted in the shop by the visitor centre representative. His knowledge and understanding of the history of the building was just awesome. His description...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Russell H
Reviewed March 26, 2019

My other half was dying to pay Barley Hall a visit for sometime & she was'nt disappointed. Tucked away off Stonegate this medieval hall is well worth a visit. It was discovered quite by accident & lovingly restored to it's former glory in the late...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank martinhW7937GE
Reviewed March 20, 2019

This was the favourite place we visited. Almost lost to development until they realised what lay beneath/.behind. Lovingly restored. Period rooms and furniture recreated. Clever exhibits upstairs, with free book to complete/stamp relating to the use of herbs, stones, roots - supposed to be for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank pjennings99
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

I had to use google maps to find this museum as it’s nestled in a courtyard of surrounding buildings and accessed via an unassuming alley is normally walk past. It’s well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
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ransom85
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Response from Dr_David_Horgan | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes its open 10:00 - 16:00 tomorrow.
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Response from wayfarer19492016 | Reviewed this property |
I would leave around 2 hours as the different displays may provoke more interest than others.
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