Bar Convent

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


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

Visit our Exhibition to discover why the convent opened in secret, who protected it from mobs and what happened the night the Luftwaffe came. Visit our 18th Century chapel and recently restored Great Parlour. Enjoy home cooked food in our café or afternoon tea in our tranquil garden. 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

Adult at £5.00
Child at £2.00

Opening Times

Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm do not guarantee the availability of any attraction. Please check the attraction website for up to date information.