The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre

17 Blossom Street York North Yorkshire , YO24 1AQ
  • Audio Tour
  • Cafe
  • Disabled Access
  • Guided Tour
  • Toilets
  • Parking


Explore 300 years of danger, bravery and history at England's oldest living convent

Visit our interactive Exhibition to discover why the oldest convent in England opened in secret, who protected it from a mob and what happened the night the Luftwaffe came. Visit our hidden 18th Century chapel, restored Great Parlour and secluded walled garden. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea in our café. 5 minutes from the station and beside the city walls. Accommodation is available in our highly-rated Guest House. Just 5 minutes from the train station and next to the city walls. Visit the hidden Chapel built in 1769, designed with eight separate exits to allow the congregation to escape in the event of a raid by authorities. Its magnificent neoclassical dome is still concealed beneath our pitched slate roof.

Normal Admission Price

Free entry to YorkPass holders