Barley Hall

Barley Hall
2 Coffee Yard
Off Stonegate
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 8AR
England

Website

www.barleyhall.co.uk

E-mail

barleyhall@yorkat.co.uk

Telephone

01904 615505

Fax

01904 610275

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Barley Hall is a unique survival in York, a city of wonderful buildings. It is a medieval building in the centre of the city, forgotten until a few years ago, concealed as it was under a jumble of run-down derelict offices and workshops. Excavation in the 1980s revealed that under this jumble was a surviving example of a medieval townhouse, originally the town house of the Priors of Nostell but later to be the townhouse of its best known inhabitant, Alderman William Snawsell, goldsmith and Mayor of York. It has now been restored to how it looked at the time of Alderman Snawsell, towards the end of the fifteenth century.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home, Archaeological site

Opening hours

April-October
10:00-17:00

November-March
10:00-16:00

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

Discounts

  • 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.
See the life of servants from the late medieval period at the Hall.

The Barley Hall Servants - Living History at the Hall

  • 28 May 2014 11am-3pm
  • 23 July 2014 11am-3pm
  • 30 July 2014 11am-3pm

Volunteers from the Barley Hall Servants will be offering an extra treat for visitors today with living history showcasing the life of servants from the late medieval period at the Hall.

With costumed displays and demonstrations to give a rare glimpse of social history brought to life in a fantastic setting.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £5.50, Child (5-15) £3.00, Concession£4.00, Family 4 (2 adults + 2 children) £15.00, Family 5 (2 adults + 3 children) £15.50, Children under 5 FREE.

Website

http://barleyhall.co.uk/events/

Discover the history of your house!

Researching your House History - 4 week course

  • 3 July 2014 7-9pm
  • 10 July 2014 7-9pm
  • 17 July 2014 7-9pm
  • 24 July 2014 7-9pm

Whether you are a homeowner or a tenant, discovering the history of your house can be a fascinating and rewarding experience. Every home - whatever its age or size - has stories to tell about individuals, everyday domestic life, and the local history of your area.

This four-session course with Dr Jayne Rimmer will introduce you to the research techniques that are used to investigate when a house was constructed, who it was built by, and its owners and occupants over time. It will guide you through the architectural history of domestic building, the analysis of original features and domestic floor plans, and the interpretation of any later modifications or additions. Understanding the historical significance of your house also has many practical benefits and your research can provide an interesting record for future owners and occupiers.

Please be advised that you will need to attend for all four two-hour sessions.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£35

Website

http://barleyhall.co.uk/events/

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