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“giving a wonderful story of guilds in York and indeed in europe”

Merchant Adventurers' Hall
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US$52.31*
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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US$17.89*
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City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #20 of 205 things to do in York
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Owner description: The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is one of York’s medieval marvels. Set in beautiful gardens in the heart of historical York, it is open for public use as a museum, wedding and hospitality venue and meeting place some 650 years after construction began in 1357. This stunning timber framed building was constructed by a fraternity made up of York citizens to provide a base for charity, worship and business. Today, as well as being a fascinating accredited museum it is also a scheduled ancient monument and Grade 1 listed building.The Hall is home to many remarkable collections. Including silver, furniture and paintings, which provide a glimpse into the rich history of the Hall and the people associated with it. The Hall also remains the everyday base for the Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York. They invite you to discover the secrets of this unique guild hall and its 650 years of history.
Reviewed 30 July 2014

giving a wonderful story of guilds in York and indeed in Europe, issuing papers of Marcher for everything from trade to piracy sorry buccaneers ;)

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

There is a lot of history to this building and I quite like the small lower ground area and garden it is situated in,I recommend you sit at the tables in the grounds surrounding this building and purchase some jam,scones and cream tea from the nearby Furry Firkin :)

Thank Steven D
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

This was one of my favourite places, it is small but it was great having the hand held recordings to listen too at your own pace.
Also best looking loo's you will ever come across.

1  Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

What a lovely place just came across it when walking around, well worth a visit and reasonable, you can have a audio guide which gives you the history of the place well worth a visit

1  Thank Julie A
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Covered by the York Pass, this building was far more interesting than I had anticipated. The audio commentary is free and is a must. A brilliant job has been done of explaining the position of the merchants, their effect on life in York at the time as well as the craftsmanship of the building. Definitely something for adults but really worthwhile.

1  Thank Natasha J
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