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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
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"audio guide"
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"medieval building"
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"well worth a visit"
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"great hall"
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"main hall"
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"wonderful building"
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"original features"
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"fascinating history"
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"fascinating place"
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"wonderful place to visit"
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"step back in time"
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"york pass"
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"english heritage"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An insight into trading of old. The audio tour is well worth it. Spent around an hour there as it was quiet so no hold ups. A lovely tea room too.

Thank mgilbe
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were on a mini break in York and decided on a visit to this building and were glad we did. The architecture is fantastic and it helped to have the audio guide which provided very interesting details about the history of...More

Thank david h
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good audio guide, not too long winded. Amazing hall, thought it was going to prove to be a bit overpriced at £6.50,but just about made it for value for money. We spent about an hour looking round. Definitely worth a look if timber building construction...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful (both architecturaly and historical) and quite educational venue that is really quite reasonable priced with a very nice Cafe and grounds

Thank MLG P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This outstanding timber-framed building was one of the most important buildings in mediaeval York. It was built between 1357 and 1361 and is the largest timber-framed building still standing in the UK and used for its original purpose. This stunning building testifies to the power...More

Thank Angela C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Merchants adventurers Hall dates back to medieval times and is beautifully preserved and well kept. There is a good audio guide and lovely cafe and helpful staff. It would be easy to overlook this little gem.

Thank Elizabeth W
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

What an amazing place! Beautiful building, set away from the busy streets, the history and peacefulness here, makes it the perfect place, to sit and recharge your batteries. To add to this, the food is very good. An imaginative menu, alot more reasonably priced, than...More

Thank Rosemary B
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

This is a great place to take a break from the shopping and enjoy the ambience with a cup of coffee or tea. Interesting surroundings with a fascinating history.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Impressive building and stunning architecture. Worth a look inside if you are interested in history and architecture. Stunning main hall and nice gift shop and cafe.

Thank Sue K
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

How can a Medieval Hall be so impressive. Answer - go and visit the Merchant Adventurers Hall. Amazing undercroft and chapel on the ground floor, plus a min-blowing Main Hall on the first floor. Lots to see. Plus an excellent cafe . Good printed guide...More

Thank Andrew S
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David M
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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
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