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Merchant Adventurers' Hall

Fossgate | York, York YO1 9XD, England
+44 1904 654818
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The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is one of York’s medieval marvels. Set in beautiful gardens in the heart of historical York, it is open for public use as a museum, wedding and hospitality venue and meeting place some 650 years after construction began in 1357. This stunning timber framed building was constructed by a fraternity made up of York citizens to provide a base for charity, worship and business. Today, as well as being a fascinating accredited museum it is also a scheduled ancient monument and Grade 1 listed building.The Hall is home to many remarkable collections. Including silver, furniture and paintings, which provide a glimpse into the rich history of the Hall and the people associated with it. The Hall also remains the everyday base for the Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York. They invite you to discover the secrets of this unique guild hall and its 650 years of history.
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Fossgate | York, York YO1 9XD, England
+44 1904 654818
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Set back in a lawned area this ancient building is a rare city treat along with a few other functional buildings you take it fir what it was or is and enjoy

Thank ian g
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is fantastic. Best house we visited in York. Most interesting history. In a great spot now by many of the city bus stops. Easy to pop in and have a good look.

Thank braithwaite12
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked past this twice on our way from our hotel in Walmgate to the main shopping centre in York and nearly missed it completely. Apparently part of Wolf Hall was filmed here and so we thought we'd take a look. We visited the Cafe...More

Thank DaisyMax1970
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited as one of the historic buldings in York. This was an interesting building which has not been altered much since it was built. It seems to just miss the Wow factor and whether this is because of the use of the building I am...More

Thank Lionel T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived at The Merchant Adventures Hall early in the morning before the Wedding of my Mum. The priced was £18,000. However it was worth it. To make the most of your day make sure you have access to the Gardens. It was a beautiful...More

Thank ReviewClass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful building. Check out the wonderful construction and beautiful period furniture. Nice cafe and garden also

Thank meadowsweeteve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently were at a wedding which was held in the medieval Merchant Adventurers' Hall and it was an excellent venue. The grounds round the hall were rather like a moated area and ideal for drinks and canapes before the ceremony. As this was a...More

Thank mariecruickshank
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today was our first visit to York and we wandered into the grounds of the Merchant Adventurer's Hall. There were some people dressed up having a photo taken, so we turned around to try leave that area by the exit Google Maps was showing us....More

1  Thank PHeaphy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I won't spoil the history of this building but it is remarkable, audio handsets are available, but details are also available in each room. They have a small gift shop and coffee shop with outdoor seating weather permitting in the grounds. Wheelchair access is available

1  Thank Jude A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really cool, well looked after medieval hall. When you go into the undercroft and the hall, do make sure to look up - the beamed ceilings are pretty spectacular.

Thank Vicky L
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David M
16 April 2017|
Response from Margaret19532014 | Reviewed this property |
David, The entry fee is £6,or £5 if,like me you're over 60. The opening time is 10am until 4pm(occasionally 3.30pm),and I wouldn't have thought that you'd need to book,we didn't. It takes a couple of hours to see it all and... More