Heritage attraction – a new outlook for Bedern Hall

Bedern Excavation and RestorationAlthough things may still seem uncertain, for heritage attraction at the moment,  it’s important to remember that  since Bedern begun in the 1390’s we’ve made it through…

  • The Sweating Sickness of 1485
  • The Great Plague of London of 1665
  • The Central Atlantic Hurricane of 1782
  • The Year Without a Summer of 1816
  • The Spanish Flu of 1918
  • The Great Smog of 1952

2020 was certainly a testing year, but with a grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund we are now in a position to make the Hall available to a wider community and to share its stories through more regular opening to locals and visitors alike.

Latest guidelines indicate that, if we hit the numbers, we will be able to open the Hall to the public from 17th May.

Our grant will enable us to evolve from being an events and functions venue to become a small, independent heritage attraction still available for the celebration of life events. This mix of business will enable us create a sustainable future for the Hall.A new heritage attraction for York




We want to: 

  • Open regularly to improve public access and community involvement
  • Create interpretation of the Hall’s stories for adults, families and children
  • Run our cafe more regularly 
  • Develop educational opportunities for all
  • Establish a hub for local groups and societies 
  • Continue to offer excellent facilities for events

So if you’ve visited in the past, walked past the Hall and wondered what it was, held an event with us, or never even heard of us; we’d like your help!

To help us develop our ideas and to find out more about your views and experiences of Bedern Hall, we have put together a short survey. We would be grateful if you are able to complete this survey which should take about 5 minutes of your time.


We look forward to welcoming you to Bedern Hall in the not too distant future, be it a return visit or a first time experience.