The Jorvik Group Barley Hall York
Barley Hall, 2 Coffee Yard, York, YO1 8AR
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer on a school trip
We are open for visiting! If you’d like to find out more about visiting Barley Hall, JORVIK or DIG safely during Covid-19 restrictions, please contact our Reservations department directly by phone (01904 615505) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A school visit to Barley Hall allows pupils to become immersed in life in a wealthy merchant’s townhouse in the Middle Ages. Accompanied by our costumed characters, your class will learn about the Snawsell family who lived here towards the end of the medieval period and how the remains of their home were uncovered and restored.
If you’re home-schooling, or simply trying to encourage a positive learning environment at home for your child, a visit to Barley Hall, JORVIK or DIG is a great way of supporting their development in history, literacy, and science. There are also a huge range of helpful resources available for free online.
Please note that Barley Hall is an historic building and features uneven floors, narrow stairs and steps between rooms. Facilities such as accessible toilets and a lift are unavailable due to the nature of the building.
Why not invite a medieval medic, friendly archaeologist or Viking into your classroom this year? With our new live, immersive and interactive sessions, you won’t miss out on any of the fun of visiting our attractions, as we have adapted our award-winning school workshops for exclusive access online.
The virtual outreach encounters are available via Skype, Zoom and Google Meet, and we can even include children studying from home, meaning everyone in your class can stay connected as we explore the past together.
We have introduced a number of social distancing and safety procedures, and you can read more about them in our Covid-19 Advice for Visiting schools document: https://barleyhall.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Covid-19-Advice-for-Visiting-Schools-1.pdf