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Merchant Adventurers' Hall

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The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is one of York’s medieval marvels. Set in beautiful gardens in the heart of historical York, it is open for public use as a museum, wedding and hospitality venue and meeting place some 650 years after construction...more
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Fossgate, York YO1 9XD, England
+44 1904 654818
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On a recent visit to York, we stumbled upon the Hall purely by chance and decided to go in, which turned out to be a good decision. Architecturaly, this is a stunning building (even better inside than out) that has a very interesting history. Unlike...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank myndy2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully preserved medieval guild hall. We opted for free paper guide (you can choose between that one and audio guide), which was very helpful in understanding the history and finding the highlights of the building. Lovely place where you can take your time and go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SecondDoorLeft
Reviewed 13 December 2018

This is one of York's man treasures and ideal not only for a visit but for an event. I organised a Charity Ball once here and the venue was amazing and the event went without a hitch! Lovely poeple and helpful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anne M
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Fascinating visit, lot of history and culture presented in an interesting and visual way. Beautifully maintained building and gardens, very easy to get to, good public transport links.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shaun P
Reviewed 20 November 2018

We were foot weary when we happened upon this lovely place. Inside we were welcomed by the lovely staff and had a choice of listening gadgets to guide us around. This was marvellous as we always lose what guides say when we're accompanied by them....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pat H
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Had a great couple of hours here..a fantastic building which we stumbled across and glad we did..audio tour of the building..some great ‘pieces’ from the past and the hall upstairs is an amazing room( there is a disabled lift to reach the upper floor)...also had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jane_ashton40
Reviewed 19 November 2018

This is a beautiful building and the café is lovely. Best carrot cake EVER. The food is provided by No 8 which is a fantastic bistro that I have recommended in another review. The hall is stunning but we spend no more than 10 minutes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful oak framed building of gigantic proportions. Stacks of York history here with excellent audio guide as you walk around. Amazing how many merchants/trades had their own flags/banners identifying their tools of trade/ products made etc. These are all on show with brass plaques on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 346RichardP
Reviewed 10 November 2018

We stumbled upon this by accident and decided to visit, it was well worth the visit we had the audio to guide round and we would definitely recommend a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank middywinter
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A stunning building outside and in, and very interesting too. I learned a lot about medieval merchants trading with Europe, setting sail to foreign ports and bringing back goods from far off places. The magic and romance of the merchant advenurers comes across in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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David M
17 April 2017|
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Response from margaret d | Reviewed this property |
David, The entry fee is £6,or £5 if,like me you're over 60. The opening time is 10am until 4pm(occasionally 3.30pm),and I wouldn't have thought that you'd need to book,we didn't. It takes a couple of hours to see it all and... More