Discover one of the finest original medieval guild halls in the world, still home to the Merchant Adventurers whose 660 year unbroken tradition of entrepreneurship, wealth and experience has built York: from the 14th century, via railways and chocolate to the 21st century Science City.

Visiting the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

The Hall will be open from Monday 17th May for general admissions with the option of a free audio or written guide. To allow for social distancing, a short delay at the start of the visit may be required  – no advanced booking is needed.

*Due to current restrictions, group visitors to the museum are limited to 6 people or two households.*

We have worked hard on making sure we provide a safe experience for you and for your our staff and have put some measures in place on social distancing, safety and health & hygiene. To read these click our Hall Safety and Social Distancing Guidelines



Admission Charge

Adult: £6.50
Concession (Student or Senior over 65): £5.50
Child (16 or under): FREE with a full paying adult

English Heritage Members: Receive 50% off admission – please bring proof of membership.
York Residents: Receive 50% off admission – please bring proof of address or a valid York Card.
York Pass: Free admission with a valid pass.


Help us further
By turning your admission into a Gift Aid donation, at no expense to you, allows us to claim from the Government an extra 25p for every £1 you spend.


The Hall is fully accessible with level access from the Fossgate entrance. The main entrance on Piccadilly (opposite the Coppergate Centre) has steps down into the gardens.


Due to current Covid-19 restrictions valid until 20th June, we are only able to host groups of up to 6 people or from two households. For more information on group visits, please see our tours page.


School Visits
Due to current Covid-19 Government restrictions valid until 20th June, we are unable to host school groups at this time. For more information on school visits, please see our education page.


Sunday - Friday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:30pm

Admission charges apply
Merchants’ Coffee House open to all
Occasionally the Hall is closed for private functions, so you may wish to contact us in advance of your visit.

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