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Merchant Adventurers' Hall

Fossgate | York, 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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Fossgate | York, York YO1 9XD, England
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"audio guide"
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"medieval building"
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"well worth a visit"
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"great hall"
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"main hall"
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"wonderful building"
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"original features"
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"fascinating history"
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"fascinating place"
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"wonderful place to visit"
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"step back in time"
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"york pass"
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

A beautiful, well-preserved building. Looks just as it would have back in the day. Full of historical information and artefacts. Warped flooring due to original wooden construction. Not sure I'd pay £6 per person again though. When everything you visit costs this much and more...More

Thank hartplatt
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Interesting if you are into history. Some of the floors are very uneven making it fun to walk around. Not a huge place, but worth a stop.

Thank christinah92078
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall was not really on our list of things to see while we were visiting York. However, this impressive timber-framed building is one of the oldest buildings in York, dating back to the 14th Century. It is a wonderful piece of architecture...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Both the building itself, and the history of the Guild/Company that has held it since the 14th Century make this a must see for history fans.

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

A good place if you're interested in the history of York. Lots of interesting facts about the building and the furniture within.

Thank Margaret19532014
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Not a lot to see but what you do is impressive and there are not many timber halls of its period to see. Only a few pounds and with a English Heritage pass you go half price.

Thank adrian1453
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

An Old guild Hall that gives a detailed insight into the life of merchants during the 13th century. Worth a visit if you love medieval buildings with beams.

Thank 63caz
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Beautiful building, lovingly preserved and looked after. Really well worth a visit especially if you love medieval buildings.

Thank Helen C
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

This was surprisingly great fun. Set up in the 13th Century, this is where the Great and the Good of north Yorkshire have congregated ever since , now mostly to do charitable works and to dine together. The large hall is most impressive. When we...More

Thank andrewjameswarren
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Old guild house for merchant adventurers who brought goods to york from all over the world. Currently undergoing repairs from flooding so can't visit ground floor.

Thank Bohojen
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David M
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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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