Barley Hall is a stunning medieval townhouse, once home to a Lord Mayor of York.
Until the 1980s the house was hidden under the relatively modern façade of an office block. Only when the building was going to be destroyed was the amazing medieval building discovered and its history revealed. Now lovingly restored to its original splendour, Barley Hall boasts stunning high ceilings, exposed timber frames, and fascinating exhibitions.
Pre-booking is advised. York Pass must be valid on the day of your visit.
Plus, you can explore the new exhibition – Bard at Barley Hall. Look out for costumes worn by famous actors in a host of popular films, including Al Pacino’s Shylock costume from A Merchant of Venice and Kate Winslet’s Ophelia costume from Hamlet.‘