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


Hall and Merchants’ Coffee House Closed until further notice

The Hall and Merchants’ Coffee House are closed until further notice. We would like to thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you back at a later date. 




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

Opening times

Open Daily: 10.00am – 4.30pm

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

The Hall is FREE of charge throughout December until we close on Wednesday 23rd.

Due to local Tier Two restrictions; visitors to the museum, shop and Coffee House must be from the same household.



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



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, we are unable to host groups larger than 6 people. For more information on group visits, please see our tours page.


School Visits
Due to current Covid-19 Government restrictions, 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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