Barley Hall is part of the Jorvik Group, which runs five living-history attractions: Jorvik Viking Centre, Jorvik Dig, the Richard III Experience, the Henry VII Experience, and Barley Hall. Visitors can purchase a single admission ticket to Barley Hall or opt for a Jorvik Group Pastport, which grants entry to all five sites.
Entry to Barley Hall is included with select York sightseeing passes, which also provide access to other popular city sights, such as the York Dungeon and York Minster, as well as hop-on hop-off bus transport. Some sightseeing passes also include out-of-town attractions such as Beningbrough Hall, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, and Castle Howard.
Things to know before you go
- Barley Hall is a must for history enthusiasts.
- Tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, meaning re-entry is possible.
- The ground floor of Barley Hall can be accessed by ramp, though uneven floors and tight spaces can make it difficult for travelers using wheelchairs to get around.
How to get there
Barley Hall is in the historic center of York, off Stonegate. The hall is about a 15-minute walk from York train station and less than 5 minutes from York Minster.
When to get there
Although it’s just steps from the bustling shopping street of Stonegate, Barley Hall is usually quiet and atmospheric. Weekend afternoons are when it sees most footfall so come midweek to avoid the rush.
Other Medieval Attractions in York
Find out more about medieval-era York by visiting several other relevant attractions in town. The Richard III Experience at Monk Bar, one of four major medieval gateways to the city, covers the king’s short 2-year reign from 1483 to 1485, while the Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar chronicles the reign of Richard III’s successor. In the Yorkshire Museum you’ll find the “Medieval York: Capital of the North” exhibition, while the medieval-era York Minster showcases Gothic architecture in all its glory.