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Christmas 2023

Christmas in York isn’t complete without a trip to Barley Hall.

Explore Barley Hall ready for a medieval Christmas

Discover York's hidden medieval gem decked in all its festive glory with flickering candles and garlands of ivy and mistletoe.

Barley Hall Coffee Shop

Warm up by the fire with a hot drink at the Barley Hall Coffee Shop, once home to a Georgian Coffee House on the aptly named Coffee Yard. Learn more about the Barley Hall Coffee Shop

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Festive Floristry

Get into the festive spirit and make your own floral centrepiece, perfect for the festive table.

Are you hosting Christmas dinner this year? Make your own floral centrepiece, perfect for the festive table at Barley Hall Coffee Shop! Learn more about our Festive Floristry event here.

The Bard at Barley Hall

Our new exhibition explores the history of York through the drama of Shakespeare and features costumes worn by a host of famous actors, from Kate Winslet to Al Pacino.

Visitors can dress up and perform scenes on an interactive stage, have a go at shadow puppet theatre and discover how Barley Hall influenced the design of the globe theatre. Find out more.