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Visit Bedern Hall- entrance
From Priests to Pork Pies, Bedern Hall has an eclectic mix of stories to tell!

We look forward to sharing them with you during your visit.




Meet the Vicars Choral of York Minster

Learn about the daily life of the Vicars choral and see the some of the things they left behind when the College finally closed. During your visit, see what the archaeologists discovered.


Visit Bedern Hall, roof, interior

Ancient timbers


View our amazing scissor beamed roof

Only 2 examples of this early style of wooden beam roof structure exist in the City and ours is the only one on view.

Visit Stanley

Join Stanley the Squirrel

On our  activity trail for children




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Crest of The Gild of Freemen


Learn about Guild life in the City
Bedern Hall is home to three of York’s ancient Guild who still help to shape the City even to this day.




Walking tours and more!

We can arrange walking tours  for your group visit; from Guildhalls to Ghouls, we can help create  a great day out!

Visit Bedern Cafe

Lunch on the terrace


Visit our Cafe

Our Courtyard cafe and garden terrace provide tranquility in the heart of the City.  Enjoy coffee and cake or a glass of wine with a savoury treat.   Learn more  here



Opening times 2022

February half term
21st to 26th 10.30am to 3.30pm
From 2nd March
Open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10.30am to 3.30pm
April 14, 15, 20, 29

Admission Charges: 

Adults £3.50

5-15 year old  £1.50

Under 5s Free


Events at Bedern Hall

Throughout the year we run a series of themed events for all ages and interests such as:

  • Monthly Lunches
  • The Bedern Bottega Wine evening
  • Christmas events with music and workshops 
  • Flower and craft workshops
  • Child friendly Halloween events

Ask us for details or sign up for our newsletter here

How to find us

York city centre map — showing location of Bedern Hall and recommended car parks (PDF)

Bedern Hall is situated on Bartle Garth, in central York. Bartle Garth can be accessed from St Andrewgate or from Goodramgate.

From King’s Square, follow St Andrewgate past St Andrew’s church on your right – Bartle Garth is on the left. Follow this road as it bends to the right — Bedern Hall is on the corner.

From Goodramgate: Bedern is accessed via an archway on the corner of Deangate and Goodramgate, on the right as you leave the city centre towards Monk Bar. Immediately on the right after the archway you will see the disused Bedern Chapel (marked with a plaque). Continue past the chapel towards the turning on your right, where you will find Bedern Hall.

Car parking

We currently recommend Foss Bank car park at  and an easy 10 minute walk to the hall. This is suitable for daytime events and closes at 8pm.  For evening events use the carpark on St. John’s Street, Off Lord Mayor’s Walk. (See the City of York Council website for up to date information and charges.)
Walk toward the City centre on St Maurices Road. At the crossroads turn left, passing through Monk Bar (part of the City Walls) into Goodramgate. Walk down Goodramgate to The National Trust Shop on right. Opposite you will see an archway (next to Italian restaurant). Pass through into Bedern (ignore Bedern Chapel immediately on your right) towards the houses. Bedern Hall is to your right.
Bedern Hall gardens