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Merchant Adventurers' Hall

Fossgate, 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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LOCATION
Fossgate, York YO1 9XD, England
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+44 1904 654818
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USD 19 per adult
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"audio guide"
in 42 reviews
"medieval building"
in 19 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 62 reviews
"main hall"
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"wonderful building"
in 15 reviews
"original features"
in 6 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 7 reviews
"fascinating history"
in 8 reviews
"step back in time"
in 11 reviews
"york pass"
in 10 reviews
"city centre"
in 6 reviews
"guild"
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"merchants"
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"timber"
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"fossgate"
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"piccadilly"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful Hall and quarters, full of history. You get an audio tour with entrance fee. It was lovely but not sure if it's worth the £ 6.50 fee. I did visit the Mansion House and although it's in a different period (Georgian), there were more...More

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful day yesterday in York and very busy with tourists and visitors. Decided to go to the Merchant Adventurers' Hall for lunch and was able to sit out in the gardens and take advantage of the weather. Not the cheapest place to eat but...More

Thank Bugsy256
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I sat a while in the great hall contemplating the age, architecture and history of the building. Like another reviewer, it's my favorite attraction in York after the minster. That says a lot considering all the competition in this glorious city.

Thank CatLadyLive
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definately worth a visit. The chapel downstairs is a little gem. I believe this is better than the Merchant Taylors in Aldwalk if you need to decide which one to visit.

Thank Christine W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent well priced food in beautiful surroundings. Extra cost to go round the hall, but dudn't go as we had seen it before

Thank John N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our son and daughter-in-law were married here recently. Fabulous venue. Just absolutely fabulous! Best wedding venue I've ever been to.

Thank 725JEF
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The building has been well preserved and the walled gardens are lovingly attended with many roses in bloom. Visitors are provided with information sheets and an audio guide. Starting in the Undercroft of the hall you can see the floorings original level and discover it's...More

1  Thank Mick R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first place I've been where I've been offered 3 versions of the self-guided tour - an audio guide, simplified written notes, or detailed notes on the history. Brilliant idea! And the history within the hall - the architecture, banners and displays were...More

1  Thank methenomad
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This magnificent example of a medieval guildhall is astonishingly well preserved, definitely worth a visit. I recommend using the free audio guides , which give a lot of useful information to help you understand its history.

Thank Andfab2013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

next to the shambles, its a historic and lovely place, but now it is a hospital of sorts. a lovely walk to it.

Thank BomiPardiwalla
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David M
17 April 2017|
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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
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