We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre

17 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AQ, England
+44 1904 464901
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Fascinating insight into lives of service and dedication

The building is within a hundred metres of the Micklegate Bar and is an easy walking distance from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
HeritageHawk
,
East Midlands
Surprising place to find.

Didn't know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised by what I found. The entrance and foyer... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carole W
,
York
Read all 97 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This museum documents early Christianity in the north of England and features the story of Mary Ward, founder of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a pioneer of women's education and religious orders.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
17 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AQ, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1904 464901
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (97)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The building is within a hundred metres of the Micklegate Bar and is an easy walking distance from the railway station. Behind the imposing frontage lies a building which testifies to the life and legacy of Mary Ward and her successors, who founded and developed...More

Thank HeritageHawk
Reviewed 6 days ago

Didn't know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised by what I found. The entrance and foyer area were pleasing to the eye, particularly the indoor planted area, with fabulous tiled floors. The staff (volunteers) were lovely and I had a good chat with a...More

Thank Carole W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our hotel was a few blocks away and in walking by we decided to go inside for breakfast. They have a cute little café inside that opens into a very nice garden. We saw the sign that said "York's best kept secret" and inquired about...More

Thank SharonSCalifornia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had enjoyable lunch in the convent, limited menu but what was available was ok, there seemed to be things, meetings etc going on all over the place, not sure what they were all about, but quite busy

Thank Charnocktraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your a catholic then you will love it. I am an agnostic and I found it a nice place with nice people. give it a go.

Thank bennettg5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

St. Margaret Clitherow is my confirmation saint, so I wanted to make sure we stopped by the Bar Convent. The exhibit is really nice, and does a good job explaining what Catholicism was like in Tudor/Stuart England, as well as gives the history behind the...More

Thank Cinderella921
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with my friend who was interested after reading about it , Lovely chapel and staff are very friendly

Thank live292
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bar Convent is a fascinating building. It is the oldest convent in England dating from 1686, at a time of great danger for Catholics. There is a fascinating exhibition which explains the history of the building and it's nuns. It is now a Heritage...More

Thank robbielow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A surprising and interesting venue for meetings as well as a very good coffee shop and beautiful gardens. B&B accommodation available.

Thank UKYork
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Having stayed close to the Bar Convent was curious about the exhibition and what was inside the lovely building. Visited for the exhibition and really interesting , very good film show presentation of the story of the Convent on the ground floor. Amazing display of...More

Thank nortonfen
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Skosh
545 reviews
.20 km away
Delrio's Restaurant
1,968 reviews
.05 km away
The Rattle Owl
572 reviews
.18 km away
Cafe la Tazzina York
207 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
York Brewery
516 reviews
.19 km away
York Railway Station
827 reviews
.33 km away
Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar
143 reviews
.44 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit

Recently Reviewed Hotels around York