Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar

Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar
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Micklegate Bar, the iconic royal gateway of the City of York, invites you to discover The Henry VII Experience.

Explore the life of the first Tudor King as he created a new era in British History, after defeating his rival Richard III.

Experience his early years as an exiled Lancastrian heir to the throne, who roamed the land gaining support and praise, eventually ruling the country!

Discover his impact on the city of York, as it continued to prosper throughout his reign, with interactive experiences and displays dedicated to the life of the Tudor King.

For a more gruesome look at Henry’s past, step into our Tudor camp, where grisly facts about the Tudor times written by ‘Horrible Histories’ author Terry Deary await to be discovered. Learn the life of this iconic royal, in the very Gateway where his enemies’ heads were spiked.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Castle or defences

Opening hours

April - October: 10am to 4pm
November - March: 10am to 3pm (Weather Dependant)

Admission charges

One Experience: Adults £3.50 / Concessions £2.50 / Children (5-16) £2.00 / Under 5s FREE / Family of 4 £9.00 / Family of 5 £10.00.

Henry VII & Richard III Experiences: Adults £5.00 / Concessions £3.50 / Children (5-16) £3.00 / Under 5s FREE / Family of 4 £14.00 / Family of 5 £14.50.

Medieval Pass: Adults £8.00 / Concessions £6.00 / Children (5-16) £4.50 / Under 5s FREE / Family of 4 £22.75 / Family of 5 £23.75.

Guided tours for groups and School visits can be booked.

Additional info

Unfortunately, due to the historic building structure, wheelchair access is limited. Please call for more information.
Please note: There are no public toilets available in the museum.

Collection details

Social History, Archaeology

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Crime and Punishment

This workshop helps children learn about the types of crimes committed and punishments given from 1450 – 1700, and for pupils to consider how they are different or similar today. A practical, hands-on approach is taken, with pupils playing games and watching demonstrations of punishments. Children are encouraged to discuss the morality of both crimes and punishment.
Topics covered
1.Criminal acts: Violent Crime and Non-Violent Crime
2.York – Case Studies
3.1450 – 1700: Vagabonds, Treason & Highwaymen
4.C20th comparisons
Availability: Monday – Friday
Sessions last 1hr 15 minutes.
Workshops commence at 10am, 11.30am and 1pm.

How to obtain

Ring the Reservations line on
01904 615505 or e-mail groups@yorkat.co.uk

Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar
North Yorkshire






01904 615505

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