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Barley Hall

Barley Hall2 Coffee Yard
North Yorkshire
Telephone: 01904 615505


Barley Hall is a stunning medieval house, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York.

Until the 1980s the house was hidden under the relatively modern facade of a derelict office block.

Only when the building was going to be destroyed was the amazing medieval building discovered and its history uncovered.

The building has now been lovingly restored to its original splendour with stunning high ceilings, beautiful exposed timber frames, and possibly the only horn window in England. It has been decorated to replicate what it would have looked like as the Snawsell home around 1483 and boasts a magnificent Great Hall. Visitors to Barley Hall can make themselves at home and we encourage them to sit on the chairs, handle the objects and experience what it would have been like to live in Medieval England.

Our latest exhibition Power and Glory in the time of Henry VIII, allows visitors to discover the archaeology, 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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It may be worth checking out Barley Hall's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Barley Hall before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening Details:
April to October: 10am to 5pm
November to March: 10am to 4pm
During JORVIK Viking Festival, Christmas, special events and school holiday periods opening times may vary.


"I'm hungry"

Barley Hall does not have refreshments available on site.

"Can I have one of those?"

Barley Hall features a souvenir shop selling a range of historic gifts, with something suitable for all ages.

"i need a wee"

There are toilets on sites but due to the historic nature of Barley Hall there are no accessible toilets or baby changing facilities.


"are we there yet?"

Barley Hall is located in Coffee Yard, with access from Stonegate or Swinegate. The nearest car park is the Marygate car park (YO30 7DT), just a ten-minute walk away. Or use the Park and Ride facilities which are available on the outskirts of the city centre that offer free parking. any top tips?

Facilities such as accessible toilets and a lift are unavailable due to the historic nature of the building.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
Adults (Over 16s) £6
Concessions (Over 60s and Students) £4.50
Children (5 to 16) £3
Family of 4 £15 (2 or more children)
Family of 5 £17.50 (3 or more children)
We offer a ticket that includes all of the JORVIK Groups attractions in a single price, the JORVIK Group Pastport.


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Barley Hall2 Coffee Yard
North Yorkshire
Telephone: 01904 615505