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“Magnificent historic building”

Merchant Adventurers' Hall
Ranked #15 of 165 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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 feel that when you are inside. The floors are warped and there are interesting items like a 1600s high chair.
I really loved it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ktm76
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"audio tour"
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"beautiful building"
in 40 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 66 reviews
"main hall"
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"original features"
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"step back in time"
in 12 reviews
"fascinating place"
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"fascinating history"
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"york pass"
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"entrance fee"
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"guild"
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"merchants"
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"chapel"
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"timber"
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"piccadilly"
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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
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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
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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 around

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Mark L
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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 if you're in York again we can tempt you in for a proper visit.

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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
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