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


Merchants’ Coffee House opens Thursday 9th July

The Merchants’ Coffee House will reopen in the Hall gardens from Thursday 9th July. For more information on this please click here.

We are working hard on preparing the Hall to open and we hope to welcome you back soon.


For urgent queries please ring 01904 654818 or email: 




We are open seven days a week throughout the year, except over Christmas and New Year.

Opening times

Sunday to Friday: 10.00am – 4.30pm

Saturday: 10.00am – 1.30pm


Last Admission is 30 minutes before the Hall closes.

Occasionally the Hall is also closed for private functions so you may wish to contact the Hall in advance of your visit, or check our website.


Admission Charge
Adult £6.50
(Student or Senior over 65)
Child (16 or under) FREE with a full paying adult


Free Audio Tour included

Visitors to the Hall can enjoy a free audio tour included in the admission price. Written guides in foreign languages are also available. You should allow 45 minutes to an hour for your visit.


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 offer self-guided groups £1 off per person on the standard admission price. A personal tour guide is available for pre-booked groups at an additional charge. Applies to groups of 15 people or more.

For more information on group visits, please see our tours page.


School Visits

The Hall and the Merchant Adventurers’ history provides a fantastic context in which to explore local and wider national and international issues

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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