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Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar

Micklegate, York YO1 6JX, England
+44 1904 615505
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Discover Henry VII Henry VII was the first Tudor King of England who ruled for twenty-four years after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth. His early reign was made unstable by Yorkist rebellion and pretenders to the throne but he established one of the most celebrated royal dynasties of the middle-ages and passed his crown to his son Henry VIII. Find out about his early life as an exile Lancastrian heir to the throne, see the impact on the city of York as it continued to prosper throughout his reign and enjoy interactive experiences exploring life and death in Tudor times. Children can get involved in our special Tudor camp featuring the gruesome bits Henry's history provided by 'Horrible Histories' author, Terry Deary. Find out more about Henry's life and reign by following his timeline. Explore one of the major gateways to the city - Micklegate Bar Micklegate Bar has served as the main gateway to the city and the route through which serving monarchs have entered York for almost 1,000 years. It has also been the place at which the heads of traitors have been displayed and where condemned prisoners spent their final days on the way to the gallows. Experience the 15th and 16th century city of York Henry VII first came to York in 1486, where the civic authorities welcomed him with magnificent pageantry.York's importance as a trading centre had grown in the medieval period, and although York's status as England's second city was being challenged at the time of Henry's first visit, its many craftsmen guilds continued to prosper throughout his reign.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A well designed and thought out exhibition. The icing on the cake was the the brilliant gentleman, whose name I have sadly forgotten, who was so informative and welcoming.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped in while walking the city walls today - the museum was nice, but the staff members working there were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable! In addition to explaining the history of the particular building, they also gave me recommendations for walking the rest of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hubbie loved this plus the Richard experience at Monkgate. Well laid out and informative. Check out the tickets as options available for both plus barley hall and Jorvik or can do on the York Pass.

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

This little building was historical but it would appear it's more set up for children's events. A little over prices unless you get a multi pass.

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

£5 an adult which includes Henry vii experience, able to return within a year. Both places are very similar. There is some interesting knowledge. The best part is being able to try on armour. Staff are very friendly. Takes about 30 minutes.

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

This is like the Richard 3 museum in the tower, you can actually buy both in one ticket and its good for 12 months, it has very good information, history and details in a small place (inside the tower)

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

A very small museum, but there is lots of relevant information about Henry VII. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Thank Deb P
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Small museum but packed full of history. We did this and Richard 3rd in the same day on the York pass but if you don’t have that only £5 for a visit to both. We’ll worth it for history enthusiasts.

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Situated in Micklegate Tower this museum is split over over two floors plus another floor for the gift shop. If you have been to the Richard 3 museum then you should definitely visit as ticket gives entry for both. You will spend around 30-45 minutes...More

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Reviewed January 28, 2018

The guide gave a great overview of York and its workings in Henry VII's day. He was entertaining and informative. Aside from him there's not that much to see in this little museum set into MickleGate although the children's activities looked like fun.

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lynnie30
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Julia G | Reviewed this property |
£4.25 for an adult.
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MichelleMoore84
September 12, 2016|
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Response from Arabella C | Reviewed this property |
I would say about an hour or 2 if you go to both museums and read all the info. Still lots of things to see inside them both
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