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“wolf hall”(46 reviews)
“medieval house”(25 reviews)
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
+44 1904 615505
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Thank HeadChantal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been done well, to show how science and religion were depicted in medieval times. It's a hands on exhibition with some interesting items, but a bit sparse. There were school groups in while we were there so it was noisy and we didn't...More

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

Let's face it, this basically is the site of a once medieval hall which doesn't even have the correct name. Quite difficult to find amongst the alleyways we only just chanced upon it. A poorly presented film at the beginning, which was difficult to hear...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Toheem
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Certainly worth a visit to learn about Medieval Britain and York. Interesting rooms covering how Magic was viewed at the time and how this 'Magic' was, in part, the beginning of science.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sharron B
Reviewed March 4, 2019

Great place to see a lot of information. Sadly a few interesting rooms were up wooden stairs so if you had mobility problems you would'nt get to see everything. This cannot be helped because of the age of the building. The staff are very helpful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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January 1, 2019|
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.