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Merchant Adventurers' Hall

Fossgate | York, York YO1 9XD, England
+44 1904 654818
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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 began in 1357. This stunning timber framed building was constructed by a fraternity made up of York citizens to provide a base for charity, worship and business. Today, as well as being a fascinating accredited museum it is also a scheduled ancient monument and Grade 1 listed building.The Hall is home to many remarkable collections. Including silver, furniture and paintings, which provide a glimpse into the rich history of the Hall and the people associated with it. The Hall also remains the everyday base for the Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York. They invite you to discover the secrets of this unique guild hall and its 650 years of history.
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Fossgate | York, York YO1 9XD, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing place! Beautiful building, set away from the busy streets, the history and peacefulness here, makes it the perfect place, to sit and recharge your batteries. To add to this, the food is very good. An imaginative menu, alot more reasonably priced, than...More

Thank Rosemary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to take a break from the shopping and enjoy the ambience with a cup of coffee or tea. Interesting surroundings with a fascinating history.

Thank HappyWanderer817
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive building and stunning architecture. Worth a look inside if you are interested in history and architecture. Stunning main hall and nice gift shop and cafe.

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How can a Medieval Hall be so impressive. Answer - go and visit the Merchant Adventurers Hall. Amazing undercroft and chapel on the ground floor, plus a min-blowing Main Hall on the first floor. Lots to see. Plus an excellent cafe . Good printed guide...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely interesting building, well worth a visit. It was started by the Merchant Adventurers of York so explains their history, the standards they applied to trading in York. The small Chapel is interesting. There is also a superb café with reasonable prices and excellent food...More

Thank Jan295
Reviewed 7 December 2017

More interesting than expected! Amazing construction and history. An unexpected bonus was a lift to access upstairs and decent toilet facilities. Some interesting furniture and silverware on display. Decent coffee and cake too.

Thank Supergranbee
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Love this place ... great architecture, wonderful hall and atmosphere as well as a pretty good cafe. Recommended

Thank TimDavison
Reviewed 21 November 2017

The Merchant Adventurers is a timber-framed, medieval guild hall. This beautiful and interesting building will appeal to anyone with a sense of history or romance and to all lovers of architecture. It incorporates a coffee shop, a fine place to have morning coffee, lunch, or...More

Thank NikaJunie
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We visited this attraction and enjoyed all the history and architecture. There is a free audio guide, which was informative.

Thank CornwallMole
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It was a rare sunny day in August, sitting outside in the sheltered area next to the main building, We had a lovely Roast Dinner, great service, good house wine in a superb setting. Thank you for a delightful lunch.

Thank michelesofaraway
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David M
17 April 2017|
Response from Margaret19532014 | 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