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Merchant Adventurers' Hall

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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 fascinating place fascinating history step back in time york pass entrance fee guild merchants timber piccadilly fossgate portraits craftsmanship
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mitzi12016
Reviewed 19 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JiminNice
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan889
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Wonderfully preserved mediaeval building. Useful audio guide. Fine collection of silver associated with the Guild.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TWNls
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Lovely buidling but not a lot to see inside. Did not pay to walk around as it was just an open building with information spread aroundMore

Date of experience: December 2017
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Lauren M, General Manager at Merchant Adventurers' Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hello Mark. Thank you for your review, we're sorry you didn't come and pay to have a look around as you missed the Undercroft, Chapel and an entire floor including two collections of silver, our 17th Century ante rooms and the magnificent Great Hall. Hopefully...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A York hidden gem steeped in history and talk of ghosts. Great function venue and lovely well organised staff

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Very interesting building with an amazing story. Probably not one of the immediate attractions that you would be drawn too, but well worth a visit. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: September 2018
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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