Merchant Adventurers' Hall

Merchant Adventurers' Hall
North Yorkshire



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Merchant Adventurers' Hall, York.
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The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is one of York’s medieval marvels. Set in beautiful gardens, it is open to the public as a museum, wedding and hospitality venue and meeting place some 650 years after construction began in 1357. It is very unusual to be able to see in one building the three rooms serving the three functions of a medieval guild; business and social in the Great Hall, charitable in the Undercroft and religious in the Chapel.

The Hall has been in continuous use for the past 650 years.Discover the Hall and its unique collections of art, silver and furniture through a free audio tour and interactive exhibits.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Historic house or home, Archive

Opening hours

Mon-Thurs 09.00-17.00
Fri-Sat 09.00-15.30
Sun 11.00-16.00

Mon-Thurs 09.00-16.00
Fri-Sat 09.00-15.30
Sun Closed

Closed over Christmas and New Year

Admission charges

Adults £6.00
Concessions £5.00
Children (16 or under) FREE (when accompanied by an adult


  • English Heritage

The Hall contains fine collections of paintings, furniture and silver, all of which are on display to the public.

Collection details

Trade and Commerce, Social History, Maritime, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Archives, Architecture, Archaeology

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.
Yorkshire Volunteers Brass Christmas Concert

Yorkshire Volunteers Brass Christmas Concert

  • 11 December 2014 7-9pm

The performance will include a mix of Christmas, and First World War music plus songs from the shows and movies in the stunning surroundings of the Medieval Hall situated in the heart of historic York.

This one off concert will have added significance as during Christmas 1914, the Hall was used as a billet for the Leeds Rifles 1/7th West Yorkshire Regiment. Many of those quartered at the Hall were members of the Regimental Band, the predecessors of the current Yorkshire Volunteers brass band. The young men of “Kitchener’s Army” as they were known would stay at the Hall until the spring of 1915 before moving to the Front and taking part in some of the most notorious battles of the war including the Somme.

The concert will be an uplifting celebration of the people who celebrated Christmas at the Hall 100 years ago and the Hall’s small role in a global conflict.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+


Tickets: £10 (no concessions). Tickets will go on sale from Monday 27th October 2014.

Festive refreshments will be available at the interval for a small charge.


Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Teacher's Guide

5 page booklet available to download for free, explaining how the Merchant Adventurers' Hall can be used to teach History, Citizenship, Geography and Art and Design at Key Stage 1, 2 and 3.