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Address: 2 Coffee Yard | Stonegate, York YO1 8AR, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 610275
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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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Small but interesting

Stumbled across this by accident on a mid-week visit to York. It was extremely quiet inside the Hall, probably busier during school holidays. It was interesting to see the film of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Would put low on priority list. One of the most expensive places to visit and out in 15 minutes. Not enough to engage and cannot really recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled across this by accident on a mid-week visit to York. It was extremely quiet inside the Hall, probably busier during school holidays. It was interesting to see the film of how the Hall had been loving restored, showing how the building was brought back to life. A good place for families, with hands-on activities for children, dressing up, etc.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this by accident & decided to have a look. Barley hall is small but was an interesting place to visit in the centre of York.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem. The entrance ticket also enables entry to two further attractions,valid for 12 months. Medieval hall. Very hands on exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but perfectly formed. Not gonna spend a longtime here but it's still worth a look. Really interesting place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well presented, interesting museum stop with some interactive activities and a nice little shop. Had a Henry VIII costume exhibition on as well which was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Visited Barley Hall because it was included in the Jorvik Midieval pass. It was a little bit hard to find, down a back alleyway. The staff were very engaging to speak to and we spent a good deal of time talking to one young lady who was actually using a handmade needle to sew her own period authentic outfit using... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Barley Hall is quite a small place, but they have made the best of the space. I think its more suited to school parties than adults, there are some chillds costumes to try on and there is a room where school parties sit around a table and do crafts, there are some quite interesting things, and on the York Pass... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

An interactive experience here, which we found great fun as a family. I don't think there is very much left of the original building though and it's quite a small place. Admission charge should be lower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

For someone who's been to York at least twice a year for most of his life I'd never heard of this let alone visited it. Thanks to the guy selling tickets at the HenryVII experience who recommended it . If you're into medieval or Tudor history this is worth a stop. Really interesting and with incredibly knowledgeable and helpful staff... More 

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