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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 yesterday

The last time we visited York the Hall was closed for a private function so do check ahead if you are wanting to go. We loved it. What an amazing timber ceiling. Don't miss it!

1  Thank georgeTyneandWear
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely old building with an interesting history. We enjoyed the audio tour and particularly enjoyed hearing about Mrs Tuke. A great and interesting find.

1  Thank 676Sarah676
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing day @ our daughters wedding yesterday ,fantastic food & the service was second to none all credit to the Caterers .Fantastic venue for a wedding & the gardens where exceptional for photographs.

1  Thank JACOB0305
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth the money and very informative. Very helpful staff and useful electronic guide. Take as much time as needed. At the end of the visit enjoy the excellent cafe.

1  Thank valdowling
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived at lunchtime and the hall itself was closing in preparation for a wedding. But the two chaps in the cafe welcomed us and helped us choose lunch. And when it arrived it was very very good. Nothing dramatic, but very fresh, well prepared...More

1  Thank Doug W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Much more interesting than I expected and not too crowded on a very wet August day. Plenty of time to see all that you wanted to. Audio handheld units were helpful to guide you around the building. The interactive game is great fun so that...More

Thank Jacqueline P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Great Hall is splendid with its magnificent wooden beamed ceilings. It was being set up for a wedding reception when I visited and made me wish I was local!! There is a free audio guide with the visit but there is also written information...More

Thank fmacandr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst wandering around York we came across this building and really liked the look of it so went in. There is a cafe in the foyer and the staff there were friendly. We ordered tea and found a table. Just sitting in the cafe you...More

Thank AngieP49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

superb in every respect. we hadn't planned to visit it this time, but were caught in a rainstorm needing a coffee and shelter, and were SOOooo glad that we stepped inside, because our full visit turned out to be a real highlight of our trip.

Thank Annie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Merchant Adventurers' Hall is a medieval guildhall in the city of York, England, and was one of the most important buildings in the medieval city. The majority of the Hall was built in 1357 by a group of influential men and women who came...More

1  Thank chriswood72
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David M
17 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