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“Furford Tapestry”

Merchant Adventurers' Hall
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Ranked #20 of 206 things to do in York
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Owner description: 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.
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Furford Tapestry”
Reviewed 8 March 2012

This was a wonderful place to visit - and we were lucky enough to see the ladies who are working on the Furford Tapestry - a beautiful piece of work to challenge the Bayeaux Tapestry! It's well worth a visit.

Visited March 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“Family trip”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

This is a great building, lots of history. The free audio guide is a must to get the most of your visit.

Visited February 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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“Glorious! Out history.”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Unique. A cultural must for visitors to York If you see nothing else, visit this.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous building”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

A truly fascinating bit of medieval architecture, worth visiting just for itself but even better when there are events being held there. The perfect backdrop for the Viking market I went to.

Visited February 2012
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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“history restored”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

great glimpse into the past and to see that not all our nations history has been buried under a new development - the Viking traders fair that was on was very interesting and what a fitting setting for it !

Visited February 2012
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