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Merchant Adventurers' Hall

Open Now: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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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All reviews audio guide medieval building well worth a visit main hall wonderful building original features fascinating place fascinating history step back in time york pass entrance fee guild merchants timber fossgate piccadilly portraits
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank middywinter
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Jay A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled across this place - admission cost acceptable. Very interesting history and story of the building and guilds in York very interesting. Staff friendly - didn't go to cafe.

Thank Freedom51822097779
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why is it that modern house-builders will only give a 25 year guarantee while this building has survived floods, gales, wars and civil unrest and 650 years of regular use and yet is still standing? Impressive doesn't do it justice!

Thank dWill999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

York has a number of trust properties,this City is a place to suit everybody.this place has a good cafe in the basement,the food served was lovely,plus the scones which were lovely,they do have stairs so you need to check before you go

Thank mitzi12016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fascinating place and great value. In fact probably one of the most interesting places I have visited. We had been to Clifford Tower earlier in the day which for the same cost had virtually given no information about it. Go to the Hall...More

Thank JiminNice
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere full of nostalgia for a previous age. Great, friendly service and excellent food. A very special place for a wedding.

Thank michaelcham1
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We did not go into the hall as it was closed for a few hours when we arrived there, but the soup in the cafe was excellent, told to us by our partners, but the walnut and carrot cake was worth the extra calories.

Thank Neal B
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This far exceeded my expectations. It was a small cost to get into and well worth it. There is also a nice cafe inside or outside on a nice day which makes nice scones. This building dates back to the 1300s and you can really...More

Thank ktm76
Reviewed 7 October 2018

A beautifull building showing craftmanship at its best. Interesting history of the building and demonstrating the historical importance of York.

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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