Barley Hall

Barley Hall
2 Coffee Yard
Off Stonegate
North Yorkshire




01904 615505


01904 610275

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home, Archaeological site

Opening hours



CLOSED: 24/ 25/ 26 December
Reduced Opening Hours: 31 December 10:00-14:00 /1 January 11:00-16:00

Admission charges

Adult: £5.50
Child: £3.00
Concession: £4.00
Family x4: £15.00
Family x5: £15.50
Under 5s: FREE


  • English Heritage

Additional info

Barley Hall is a reconstructed medieval townhouse and as such has some restrictions for those visitors with mobility and access difficulties. Although there is access to the ground floor, the Great Hall features a raised threshold at the doorway. The first floor, on which the Parlour, Gallery, and Chambers are located, is accessed via a staircase, which some guests may find a little steep. There is a second fairly steep staircase down to the buttery, pantry and classroom, although the classroom can be accessed externally. It is advisable that small children are looked after when using the staircases. Unfortunately there is no lift to the first floor. Unfortunately vehicles cannot park close to the Hall. The easiest access is from Swinegate/Grape Lane where you can park before 11am and after 4pm from Monday to Friday, before 10.30am and after 4.30pm on Saturday, and before 12pm and after 4pm on Sunday. We will be very pleased to discuss your access requirements at any time, please telephone us in advance of your visit on 01904 615505.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Discover a range of unique gifts this Christmas

Barley Hall’s Festive Medieval Market

  • 27 — 30 November 2014 *on now

Traders will be gathering at our beautiful medieval townhouse, Barley Hall to sell their special wares. With hand crafted items and unique gifts on offer, as well the chance to see the hall decorated for Christmas you are in for a festive treat!

After you finish your shopping, sit back and enjoy some winter warmers, including traditional wine and ales at our cosy tavern bar.

Upgrade your ticket to include access to the rest of the Hall and the Plague, Poverty and Prayer exhibition - £3 adult, £2 conc.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


£2 adult, £1 conc, £5 family of four


Meet Father Christmas and enjoy a day of festive fun at Barley Hall

Festive Fun & Meet Father Christmas

  • 6 — 14 December 2014

On arrival you will be greeted by our costumed hosts for a festive breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea followed by fun games within the decorated parlour, seasonal stories and have-a-go Christmas crafts.
Afterwards you will be joined by Father Christmas himself, who has a personalised present for every child to take home and put under their tree!
Price includes personalised invitation and gift, refreshments & a take-home craft item from your activity.
Takes place 6th/7th/13th/14th December

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children


£12 per child with one free accompanying adult place


Enjoy festive medieval music in Barley Hall

A Medieval Christmas with Trouvere

  • 18 December 2014 7:30-9:30pm

Back by popular demand!
Join medieval entertainment duo Trouvere as they present Christmas music from the medieval period, mixed in with seasonal tales and traditions from the era in the atmospheric surroundings of Barley Hall, which will be dressed to celebrate festivities!
Price includes mulled wine and a mince pie.
Pre-booking strongly advised to avoid disappointment: 01904 615505

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


£10 adult, £8 conc.