Offering a unique perspective on over seven centuries of history, the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall can provide a one-off experience for your group or school. Our knowledgeable and experienced guides will lead you through 660 years of history in a building unlike any other.


Group Visits

Led by our Museum Director we will bring this ancient building to life by exploring the stunning Great Hall, the atmospheric Undercroft and the serenity of the 15th Century Chapel. The Hall has been in continuous use for over 660 years and every major historical period is shown in some way in the fabric of the building, its collections of artefacts and archives, and the work of the Merchant Adventurers who continue to look after it to this day.


Whether you are looking for a daytime guided visit or an out of ours exclusive tour, our Museum Director will help you to unlock and explore one of York’s hidden secrets.


The Merchants’ Coffee House is now also available to provide refreshments and light bites prior to or after your tour (pre-booking required) or if you are looking for something a little different the Hall is also available on an evening for drinks receptions and dinners for groups large and small.


We offer self-guided groups £1 off per person on the standard admission price whilst a pre-booked Guided Tour is available at £8 per head. Tour leaders, blue badge guides and coach drivers are free of charge. The Hall is quite large so we can comfortably accommodate groups from 15 up to 40.


Let us help you to plan your visit so that we can discuss your groups particular requirements and needs by ringing us on the contact details below.





Educational Visits


The Hall and the Merchant Adventurers’ history provides a fantastic context in which to explore local and wider national and international issues, with cross curriculum content for National Curriculum in History, Citizenship, Geography and Art and Design. Our bespoke tours and handling sessions provide an excellent base in which to explore this fascinating building and its significance beyond York.


Meet the Merchants!
Our enthusiastic Hall Staff will give you an in-depth cross curriculum tour of the Hall.


Hands on the Hall
Learn more on your guided tour by handling unique medieval style objects like parchment, quills, seals and more.


Custom Tour
Tailored to your age group and subject, incorporating special talks and hands on activities.



Admission for School Visits
Self Guided Tour
£3.25 per person
Guided Tour
£4.00 per person
Hands on & Tour
£4.00 per person


If you are planning on making a visit to York with your school and you would like to add the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall to your itinerary, contact us on the details below.