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Barley Hall

2 Coffee Yard | Stonegate, York YO1 8AR, England
+44 1904 615505
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Barley Hall is a stunning medieval house, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York. The building has been lovingly restored to its original splendour with its high ceilings, beautiful exposed timber frames, and possibly the only horn...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in York - A Timeless City
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2 Coffee Yard | Stonegate, York YO1 8AR, England
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+44 1904 615505
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"horrible histories"
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"wolf hall"
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"henry viii"
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"medieval house"
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"tudor times"
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"medieval life"
in 7 reviews
"archaeological trust"
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"tudor period"
in 6 reviews
"costume exhibition"
in 6 reviews
"well worth a visit"
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"hidden away"
in 16 reviews
"middle ages"
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"on display"
in 24 reviews
"interesting building"
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Reviewed yesterday

This wonderful building is the result of highly skilled and painstaking work over several years by the Charity that owns and manages it (York Preservation Trust?); a miracle of restoration and reconstruction so sensitively done. It is a surprisingly large house with every room full...More

Thank jdmcc187069
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This house has been restored to give an idea of what it would have looked like in medieval times and I think they’ve done a good job. There is information given on each room as you go round and friendly staff on hand to answer...More

Thank Meghann T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We eventually found this place down a narrow alley. It's a lovely restored building with lots of historic character. We were a little put off by the guide who follow us through ever room until we asked if he needed to be with us; he...More

Thank DMC120gt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

of how an historic building that has been rescued and renewed to be a continuing part of our history for generations to come.

Thank Kenneth P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting,especially if your interested in Henry V111.,we walked around looking for it and its tucked away in an alley,almost missed it

Thank doreen13591
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Barley Hall is a beautifully restored medieval house in the centre of York. Throughout the building there are information panels about the house itself, the people who lived there and the history. There are no "don't touch" signs, rather the opposite as you are encouraged...More

Thank Titch-the-Witch
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is a reconstruction of a mediaeval house, rather than a restoration, so you are encouraged to touch, feel, pick up objects; great for bringing history to life - kids will love it!

Thank quiller003
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous place. Something here for everyone - appreciators of ancient architecture will be interested in the fact that the earliest timber used in the construction of this little gem dates from the beginning of the fourteenth century. It is described as a 'hands-on'...More

Thank Sally W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were really helpful and informative, a few activities within and a lot of interactive features. Really insightful recreation of a Tudor household.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rather than repeat the glowing comments made by other reviewers, I offer two pieces of advice: (1) Do stop to ask a question or have a chat with one of the staff. The lady we spoke with was so informative and added greatly to our...More

Thank coastalchris
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MichelleMoore84
September 12, 2016|
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Response from wayfarer19492016 | Reviewed this property |
I would leave around 2 hours as the different displays may provoke more interest than others.
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