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Address: 2 Coffee Yard | Stonegate, York YO1 8AR, England
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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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This medieval home has a lot of period history packed within, and is quite a bit bigger than it looks from the outside. The continuous video loop needs updating, but gives a nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Barley Hall has great history and good, knowledgable staff. The only problem is the attraction is a little lacking in interactive displays and relies on the visitor reading information on boards

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved my visit to the Barley Hall. I was impressed with the works carried out on this property and the way that the History was presented. The costumes from the films and TV series were just the icing on the cake for me. Fab!

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This medieval home has a lot of period history packed within, and is quite a bit bigger than it looks from the outside. The continuous video loop needs updating, but gives a nice synopsis of the efforts to save the hall and bring it to it's former glory.

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Thank Mark S
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintained house of the lord mayor of York in the time of Henry VIII. Worth a quick visit but you wion't need more than an hour.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A second visit to this unique, stunning medieval townhouse, owned by the York Archaeological Trust, and named after the Trust's first Chairman. This house is a lovingly reconstructed building, furnished as it may have appeared in the year 1483 when Richard III was King of England. At the time of our visit, we were totally delighted to find a small... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I paid a visit when we were in the area. Barley hall is a stunning medieval townhouse. Once home to the mayor of York. Apparently until the 1980s the place was hidden under a modern derelict office block. This place has now been restored to original splendour. Discovering the history behind it is fascinating. Visors are allowed... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attracted by the Wolf Hall costume exhibition, we were very pleasantly surprised by Barley Hall. It has the right amount of information about its attractions, including a window made from horn. The costumes were interesting but the detail about life in the medieval hall were even more so. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was stories and food relating to Autumn/Halloween. The place is a lovely place with a great. Food was amazing and would definitely eat hear again. A team of actors reading out or re-creating small acts whilst you dine. Good entertainment and fun.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This restored building gives a good idea of what a large medieval town house was like. The York Archaeological Trust who run this attraction use volunteer guides in costume to help you appreciate the place, and the upstairs is used to stage exhibitions, usually themed costume exhibitions using theatrical costumes form historical dramas, so this can be a good place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Having visited York for many years never took the time to visit the hall,but worth a look.An amazing building with lots of history.Various events take place through the year,all in keeping with the age and character of building.Shows a true piece of local history,worth a visit if you choose to look for it.

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