The Merchant Adventurers' Hall is a medieval guildhall in the city of York, England. It is a Grade I listed building and scheduled ancient monument.
The majority of the Hall was built in 1357 by a group of influential men and women who came together to form a religious fraternity called the Guild of Our Lord Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1371, a hospital was established in the undercroft for the poor people of York and, in 1430, the fraternity was granted a royal charter by King Henry VI and renamed 'The Mistry of Mercers'. It was granted the status of the Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York by Queen Elizabeth I in 1581. The principal parts of the building are the Great Hall, the chapel and the undercroft.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 1:30 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
Caroline Kennedy | Nov 29, 2017
In a fabulous setting surrounded by a lovely garden. The new coffee house is really nice. Good food and coffee, lovely staff, fabulous decor. The rest of the building is made up of surprisingly diverse elements - the hall, the vaults, the chapel, which is really beautiful. So much history. Often an interesting art exhibition in the vaults. A must do on your places to visit in York.
J Whitehead | Jan 2, 2018
Extraordinary building. Audio guide was very informative, but plenty of interesting things to look at without. Children can do some activities which help to search out objects and bits of information if they like. Would definitely recommend.
Mavis Young | Feb 6, 2018
Very good atmosphere. Welcoming, pleasant and efficient staff. Great drinks, food and cakes. Caters for coeliacs/gluten free.
Rebecca Millman | Nov 7, 2017
I came here earlier today and it is such a beautiful site, and in such good condition too! I really enjoyed the visit and the staff were all very nice, polite and friendly, I personally prefer to have information boards but audio guides are still useful just down to personal preference. Also has a nice little gift shop I loved the Henry and Elizabeth figures!
Sophie Clarke | Jan 8, 2018
Came here for a Private Event, the venue was gorgeous, well heated (it was December) and the service was brilliant and staff were very friendly. Bathroom/coat check area was lovely, seats and vanity table/mirror area - great idea!
Paul Firth | Mar 30, 2018
Well worth a visit if in York one of the best examples of medieval timber frame buildings in existence in UK dating from construction commenced in 1357. Seems pricey for the size but it all goes back into maintenance of the hall and you are only going to visit once so give it a try.😊😊😊
Eric Wyman | Apr 30, 2018
This place is amazing! We had an award ceremony and dinner party here. The atmosphere is exciting, especially if you are from America as it has detail and character that you would never find there. I have not been here as part of the museum tour, just for the party.
Francesco Del Pia | May 15, 2018
Very interesting tour. I recommend listening to the audio guide as it provides a lot of information about the Company and the building itself.
Tony Pearce | Jul 16, 2018
Went to a wedding reception here. Loved everything about this historic old building. It is usually open to the public. Well worth a visit
Felicity Beaumont | Jun 29, 2018
Most impressive medieval guild Hall. Excellent free audio guide : I recommend you use it, to understand the history.
Dale Murphy | Jul 4, 2018
Fascinating history of trading and commerce in early York. Shows how the upper crust lived 400 years ago.
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