Merchant Adventurers' Hall

North Yorkshire, YO1 9XD

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This medieval marvel, set in beautiful gardens in the heart of the city, was built 1357-61, and is one of the largest buildings of its kind and date in Britain.

Unusually, all the functions of a medieval guild were practised here: business and social in the Great Hall, charitable in the undercroft and religious in the chapel. The collection includes portraits of past Company Governors, rare oak furniture and early silverware. Enjoy a free audio tour and interactive exhibits.

Venue information

Opening times

Mar – Oct
Mon – Thu, 9am – 5pm
Fri – Sat, 9am – 3.30pm
Sun, 11am – 4pm

Nov – Feb
Mon – Thu, 10am – 4pm
Fri – Sat, 10am – 3.30pm

Last admission is 30 minutes before the advertised time.

Closed over the Christmas and New Year period.

Occasionally the Hall is closed for private functions or for maintenance work so you may wish to telephone in advance.

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)