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 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

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: £6.00
Child: £3.00
Concession: £4.50
Family x4: £15.00
Family x5: £17.50
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.

Ray Cooper: Festival Folk Weekend

  • 15 February 2015 7:30-9pm

Join legendary folk musician and singer songwriter Ray Cooper as he returns to the atmospheric, candlelit setting of Barley Hall as he plays music from his latest album, Palace of Tears.

David Kidman of fRoots recently said of the album that it is;

‘a mighty sounding record, one which audibly means business from the outset, rugged and bold in character, intent and delivery’

Ray’s material is influenced both by his Scottish heritage and his adopted homeland of Sweden.

Ray’s performances have been sell out success for the last two years, so get your tickets early for this intimate evening event now. Book online or call our Reservation Team on 01904 615505.

Admission

£14 Adult, £12 Conc.

Website

http://barleyhall.co.uk/event/ray-cooper-at-barley-hall/

Ruth Keggin: Festival Folk Weekend

  • 16 February 2015

We are delighted that Manx Gaelic singer Ruth Keggin and her trio will be performing an intimate concert featuring songs from her acclaimed debut solo album Sheear.

With ringing endorsement from BBC Radio 3’s Mary Ann Kennedy, who said of the album;

“Ruth Keggin is the pure and passionate Gaelic voice of the Manx musical renaissance. Sheear is a thing of beauty which makes the circle of British folk music tradition whole.”
This is sure to be a fantastic addition to this year’s programme, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. Book online here or call our Reservation Team on 01904 615505.

This event is part of our Festival Folk at Barley Hall programme.

Admission

£14 adult, £12 conc. (per concert)

Website

http://barleyhall.co.uk/event/festival-folk-weekend/

Meet the Experts: Hidden Treasures

  • 16 February 2015 10am-3pm

Join experts from York Archaeological Trust for a look at some of the fascinating artefacts which show Viking innovations and technological advances.

This is your chance to get up close and ask your questions to real archaeologists!

Note: sessions take place at: 10:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 15:00

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://barleyhall.co.uk/event/meet-the-experts-hidden-treasures-2/

Poo Day Activities!

  • 17 February 2015 10am-3pm

Visit Barley Hall to learn about the dirtier side of archaeology!

Have a go at making your very own replica historic poo and discover how poo is used to solve ancient mysteries.

Sessions take place at: 10:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 15:00

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://barleyhall.co.uk/event/meet-the-experts-viking-poo/

Meet the Experts: Conserving our Past

  • 17 February 2015 10am-3pm

Experts from the Conservation Team at York Archaeological Trust will be explaining some of the techniques used to investigate and stabilise archaeological objects, getting as much information on their stories as possible, and making them ready to be displayed.

With opportunities to ask your questions, see amazing finds from the YAT collections and observe the techniques used to preserve these ancient artefacts, this is a rare opportunity not to be missed!

Drop-in Sessions will take place at 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://barleyhall.co.uk/event/meet-the-experts-conserving-history/

Meet the Experts: The Art of Archaeological Illustration

  • 18 February 2015 10am-3pm

Discover the exciting and artistic aspects of Archaeology.

Archaeological finds are usually illustrated by means of technical drawings which record objects in a conventionalised way, at precise scale and with painstaking attention to detail; the published drawings can then allow specialists to study the objects.

Lesley Collett will demonstrate some of the techniques of archaeological artefact illustration, both digital and traditional, with the opportunity for some hands-on object drawing.

Times for each session are:

10:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 15:00

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://barleyhall.co.uk/event/meet-the-experts-the-art-of-archaeological-illustration/

Meet the Experts: Archaeology at the Speed of Light!

  • 19 February 2015 10am-3pm

Discover the Hi-tech side of Archaeology.

Dr David Strange-Walker from Trent & Peak Archaeology, York Archaeological Trust‘s Nottingham office, will be on hand to show off some of the latest 3D and digital recording technologies used by archaeologists, including laser scanning, photogrammetry and RTI imaging. A chance to find out about some high-tech, and some not-so-high-tech, recording tools.

This is archaeology at the speed of light!

Sessions start at 10:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 15:00

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://barleyhall.co.uk/event/meet-the-experts-archaeology-at-the-speed-of-light/

Meet the Experts: Forensic Archaeology

  • 20 February 2015 10am-3pm

Discover how archaeologists dig up the dirt on serious crimes.

In any forensic investigation, rigorous evidence recovery is crucial to ensure perpetrators are identified and convicted, so in these cases police call upon forensic archaeologists to ensure remains are recovered rigorously, the immediate crime scene is searched methodically and the results are recorded properly for court purposes.

Come and find out how forensic archaeology can play a major part in the investigation of serious crimes. Try your hand at building the skeleton (106 bones….), learn how the last meal in a person’s stomach can bear witness to how long ago he or she died or work out the sequence of events at the crime scene in Barley Hall.

Drop-in Sessions will take place at 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://barleyhall.co.uk/event/meet-the-experts-forensic-archaeology/

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