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The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre

17 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AQ, England
+44 1904 464901
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Good meeting location

A surprising and interesting venue for meetings as well as a very good coffee shop and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
York, United Kingdom
A fascinating little gem totally unexpected.

Having stayed close to the Bar Convent was curious about the exhibition and what was inside the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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This museum documents early Christianity in the north of England and features the story of Mary Ward, founder of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a pioneer of women's education and religious orders.
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  • Average11%
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17 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AQ, England
+44 1904 464901
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A surprising and interesting venue for meetings as well as a very good coffee shop and beautiful gardens. B&B accommodation available.

Thank UKYork
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having stayed close to the Bar Convent was curious about the exhibition and what was inside the lovely building. Visited for the exhibition and really interesting , very good film show presentation of the story of the Convent on the ground floor. Amazing display of...More

Thank nortonfen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bar Convent, is sometimes mistaken as a bar due to its name. The word "Bar" in the name actually came from its location, which is just across the Micklegate Bar, the largest and the most ornate bar (gate) of York. It is the oldest...More

Thank Food_critiqueAlpha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends recommended we visit the Bar Convent and as we were staying in the same road, decided to walk there and have a look. We were not disappointed. Although our visit was short (we stayed for about 1.5 hours) we really enjoyed it. We opted...More

Thank TattyHead1903
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While a convent is not the first place you would think of going to, this one is well worth a visit. Situated just up from the railway station, by the wall and Mickle Gate and just by the Bar Convent car park. The building is...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Excellent value for money for 1 night stay in twin room in central York in summer. Very interesting building. Very good breakfast. Very comfortable beds. Only downside was our room was at the front of the building overlooking 2 pubs which when they emptied out...More

Thank NickiNoo40
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Excellent food and cakes, but it would have been nice to have scones/jam/clotted cream to make a traditional afternoon tea. There is a garden for the cafe which would have been lovely to eat in, but we didn't realize it was there until the end...More

Thank tzimmerz
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Warm reception. Excellent tour - guide was one of the nuns who gave a historical over view of the convent's role over the centuries and itsmodern outlook of today's world. The exhibition area was well presented and description of life over the centuries. The Chapel...More

Thank Decoyduck60
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Off the beaten track but worth it if you have time. Just outside Mickelgate near train station. An up to date small Museum concerning the peresecution of Catholics in York during the reformation, specifically Margaret Clitherow, a young woman crushed to death as penalty for...More

Thank KerryAmerica
Reviewed 24 April 2017

As a youth I used to walk past this place every school day - when it was a girls school for "wealthy" families within the convent. So now, 50 years later it is a very different place. Yes it is still a small active convent...More

Thank peetajohn
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