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 is now open for general admissions with the option of a free audio or written guide. No advanced booking is needed.

*All visitors are required to wear a face mask or face covering unless exempt, when inside the Hall.*


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.


We are happy to welcome group visits to the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall. With special prices for groups over 15 people and free admission for group leaders, this is the perfect time to explore one of York’s most unique buildings. For more information on group visits, please see our tours page.


School Visits
We are happy to welcome School and educational groups back to the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall.  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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