Things to do at Barley Hall review
Barley Hall is a medieval townhouse in the heart of the City of York. It was once the home to the Priors of Nostell and also a Lord Mayor of York. It’s a lovely interactive place for families to visit – you won’t see lots of do not touch signs here.
It wasn’t until the 1980s when the building was facing demolition that they realised it’s stunning medieval structure and the history of the building. It has since been lovingly restored to its former glory and a visit to Barley Hall is like stepping back in time.
Magic and Mystery is a relatively new exhibition to the hall perfect for kids, we loved the potion making room. Although kids can’t touch everything in the house there is more to touch and feel than not. It’s a great hands-on learning experience.
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FAQ and Further Information Barley Hall
Is there food and drink available?
There is no cafe on-site but there’s plenty of places to eat in the city centre.
What are the main things to do?
Historically renovated townhouse in the centre of York with plenty of interactive hands-on learning, kids will love the potion-making room. There are toilets but they are not accessible.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap. An adult ticket costs just £6.50 and £3.50 for a child age 5-16. Under 5’s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets are available. Once you have purchased your ticket you can return as much as you wish for free over the next 12 months.
Is there parking?
There are places to park in York, charges apply. The park and ride is the best way to visit York by car.
When are they open?
Barley Hall is open almost all year round, closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Only assistance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?
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