Included in the ticket cost is free admission for a year which is priced at £6.50 for adults, £3.50 for children or £5 for concessions with family tickets also available. Its nearest carpark can be found on Marygate which is a ten minute walk away or take any bus to the city centre and Barley Hall will be a five to ten minute walk away.
Beside the River Foss lies one of England’s greatest former entrepreneurial centres, Merchant Adventurers’ Hall. It also happens to be the UK’s largest timber framed building with 660 years of history and a wealth of fascinating artefacts. Initially set up by citizens of York as a base for charity, business and worship, the hall still acts as a meeting point for current members of the Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York. Beautifully preserved, this museum and Grade 1 listed building presents some of York’s finest architecture and most treasured collections within the city walls.
All admission prices include an audio tour to guide you round the site while you explore the splendour of the Great Hall, Undercroft and Chapel. If you’re short of time and feeling peckish, pop into the Merchants’ Coffee House (no ticket necessary) and take in the stunning medieval guildhall surroundings.
Whether you’ve visited the Jorvik Viking Centre or not, we all know about York’s famous Norse past: But did you know that York has its own Cold War Bunker a couple of miles from the city centre?
Used from the 1960s to the 1990s, this English Heritage site lets visitors delve into York’s secret Cold War history, including a visit to the bunker’s spookily named, decontamination chamber. Learn how the bunker monitored fallout in case of a nuclear attack in the semi-subterranean control rooms and watch a chilling ten minute documentary on the arms wars that created the need for these bunkers in the first place.