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The Bar Convent

£5.00 Entry - Free with York Pass


17 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AQ

Phone Number

01904 643238

Opening Times

10am-5pm Monday- Saturday (Last admission 4pm)


The Bar Convent

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, this attraction is currently closed. Please check their website for specific information on reopening dates. For more information on using your un-activated York Pass in the future please click here

One of York’s hidden gems, the oldest convent in England offers the warmest of welcomes.

The Bar Convent opened as a Catholic girls’ school in 1686, at a time when the faith was still banned in England. Our interactive exhibition tells of the convent’s long history. You can also visit our stunning 250-year-old secret chapel and enjoy the peace of our walled garden, an oasis in the heart of York.

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