Barley Hall is a stunning medieval townhouse, once home to the Lord Mayor of York. Until the 1980s the house was hidden under the relatively modern facade of an office block. Only when the building was going to be destroyed was the amazing medieval building discovered and its history revealed. Now lovingly restored to its original splendor, Barley Hall boasts stunning high ceilings, exposed timber frames, and fascinating exhibitions.
During your visit, explore The Bard at Barley Hall exhibition to discover the history of York through the drama of Shakespeare, featuring costumes worn by famous actors in a host of popular films, including Al Pacino’s Shylock costume from A Merchant of Venice, Michael Fasbender’s Macbeth costume and Kate Winslet’s Ophelia costume from Hamlet.
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