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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

This is a hidden gem and well worth visiting. You get a real sense of early York here. Helpful and friendly staff.

Thank PurpleBrolly
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nearing the end of the day, the sky is trying to hold back on rain ... get in somewhere it says. So, in we went to this beautiful building dating back to the mid-1350. They sure knew how to build in those days because apart...More

Thank CoolBristol
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very old building with interesting rooms which can be used for weddings, would be a lovely setting. Interesting history attached to the hall too.

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was recommended by a local. The buildings history is really interesting. If you love old buildings I would recommend the merchants hall.

Thank Kaywaiting
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely visit. The building is so full of history & information. To see how things were in those days. The architecture, ceiling & internal roof design is just amazing to look at.

Thank benhall290
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The two levels of this surprisingly large hall allow the visitor to appreciate an ancient guild (which continues in one form even in 2017); the architecture is most impressive. Not on the A list of sights in most guide books, but well worth the visit.

Thank WarsawWanderer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

at 6pounds entry this is a quite reasonably priced way to spend 30-45 minutes in York. Included in this entry cost is your own audio guide which adds extra interest and information as you wander around.

Thank Rona L
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We've bypassed this before as an event was on, but decided to visit this time. The grounds, off the main road, are well maintained and tranquil. The staff were welcoming and the interior well maintained. The history is well detailed and easily read, with knowledgeable...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 13 June 2017

A classic historical building with a relatively interesting story. The building is great to look at but after 20 minutes listening to the very slow speaking audio guide you'll have seen the three rooms and be ready to move on.

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We visited on a day when there was a RETRO market, so it was as full of folk as perhaps it was in the past when the Guilds were strong...what a great use of the space, and the cafe was good value too

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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