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“henry viii”(28 reviews)
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
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2 Coffee Yard | Stonegate, York YO1 8AR, England
+44 1904 615505
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We bought the Jorvik Pastport, a combined tickets for 5 attractions, including Barley Hall. We didn't really know what to expect and were very pleasantly surprised. Our 10 year old really enjoyed the interactive activities and the fact that you could touch pretty much everything!...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had hoped to see more about these types of houses - how they were built, who lived there and how the building relates historically. There was not enough of this and too much "magic". It is a difficult place to find as we walked...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was hoping for a medieval gem, a little piece of history so one could see how the building was occupied and lived in but sadly that's not really what one is presented with. There are a few panels at the start of the route...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We must have walked past the alley that led into Barley Hall several times before we took the correct turn. The hall is interesting, but a little sparse. It shows you how a merchant family from the middle ages might have lived. There was a...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden down a snicket off Stonegate this is a must see visitor attraction for those interested in real life in medieval York. Easily spend 1-2 hrs in this restoration that was all but lost.

Thank Bob E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunning hall full of history and mystery. The staff are fantastic! We have attended a number of events here and just love it.

Thank LancsMead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After look though the leaflet for Barley Hall we were not expesting much but we were prove wrong. It was one of the most interesting buildings in York. The exibites are very well diplayed and the information attached are well reseached and the way it's...More

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely place to explore how the people of york lived through the middle ages and learning what life was like. the staff were really friendly and one of the volunteers reassurred me when i went down the stairs to the buttery and pantry as they...More

Thank Serena H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fascinating to bimble around , added bonus if there is an exhibition, or craft display .a must have experence is to ask the guides information . medieval meal and music - great fun

Thank Lynda P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a surprising inside, doesn't look much from the outside but great in. Very knowledgeable staff and friendly too. Need to watch out for the little steps down into the rooms. Wouldn't recommend for people with leg issues due to stairs. (Don't know if a...More

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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.