CONGRATULATIONS Dawn Laverack, you are the lucky day 8 Christmas competition WINNER. The prize is a family day out for 5 at Barley Hall!
Barley Hall is a stunning medieval house, once home to the Priors of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York. Until the 1980s the building was hidden under the relatively modern facade of a derelict office block. Only when it was going to be destroyed was the amazing medieval structure discovered and its rich history uncovered.
Visitors can make themselves at home and sit on the chairs and handle the objects and experience what it would have been like to live in Medieval England.
Opening times: April – October: 10am-5pm, November–March: 10am-4pm
Address: Barley Hall, 2 Coffee Yard, York, YO1 8AR
Telephone Number: 01904 615505
Website Address: www.barleyhall.co.uk
The Lost Traditions of Medieval Christmas Rediscovered
November 16, 2017 10:00 am - January 5, 2018 4:00 pm
Normal Admission Rates Apply
This is your chance to discover the hidden history of Christmas in medieval York at the beautifully decorated townhouse, Barley Hall.
As today, celebrations during the Christmas period in the Middle Ages were both social and religious occasions. For the wealthier households in the city there were also certain obligations that had to be fulfilled, as a medieval Christmas was not just about family, but about the community too.
Join the lady of the house, Joan Snawsell of Barley Hall, as she prepares her household to welcome the great and the good of York into her home for the festive season. Expect to see much greenery and colour as you are transported back in time to explore the beautifully decorated rooms of Barley Hall, each dressed to reflect the different activities that would have taken place in the home and around the city in Lady Snawsell’s time.
This is a unique and colourful Christmas experience in York, so come, make yourself at home at Barley Hall this winter.
Plus, don’t miss a series of special events showcasing the different aspects of the preparations of a medieval Christmas taking place every weekend in the run up to the big day.
The Lost Traditions of a Medieval Christmas Rediscovered is included in your admission price to Barley Hall.