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


Early Hall Closure – 2.00pm – Friday 1st July 2022

Due to a private event taking place, the Hall will close early at 2.00pm (last admission 1.30pm) on Friday 1st July. The Merchants’ Coffee House will remain open until 4.00pm. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.



Admission Charge – No advance booking is required.

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.

We offer free admission for the following: MAX Card, Art Fund, Museum Development Yorkshire volunteers, Blue Badge Tour guides and carers accompanying a paying adult/child needing assistance.


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 accessible to wheelchair users with level access from the Fossgate entrance.

We have a lift facility between both floors of the Hall.

The main entrance on Piccadilly (opposite the Coppergate Centre) has steps down into the gardens.

Please click here to download our Physical Access Guide to the Hall


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.