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 Closed Saturday 8th May

Due to the inclement weather forecast on Saturday 8th May, the Merchants’ Coffee House will be closed. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.



The Merchants’ Coffee House is open in the Hall’s garden from Monday 12th April and will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm every day (the garden and Coffee House will be closed if the weather forecast is for rain all day). For more details, please see our Cafe page. 

The Hall is scheduled to reopen on Monday 17th May. Please check back to this page for further updates in the coming weeks. 





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 from different households. 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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