Visiting the Hall | York’s Historic Venues

Bedern Hall, roof, interiorBedern Hall is open to individual and group visitors Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4 pm and for special, pre-booked group events in the evening.

For individual admission, we charge £4.50 for Adults and £3 for children upto 10 years old.

It may be that part of the Hall is being used for a conference, lunch or wedding, but there will always be space and time for us to chat to you about the hall and you can purchase a coffee and cake in our cafe.

Our courtyard and garden terrace are beautiful, tranquil places in which to sit and enjoy some refreshments.
Bedern Hall gardens

Group visits

Group visits at Bedern Hall
Bedern Hall is a welcoming medieval refectory in the heart of York. It was formerly the home of The Vicars Choral of York Minster, and now is a Guildhall for 3 of York’s ancient Guilds as well as a splendid venue for meetings, weddings and dining. Our central location makes us ideal as a base from which to tour the City.

Learn about the Vicars’ lifestyle and the things they left behind.

Display case

  • Discover the story of the restoration of the Hall
  • View our amazing scissor beamed roof
  • Find out what a Cordwainer did and perhaps trace your family tree
  • Talks and guided walks by specialists available
  • Cafe and catering options available

Minimum 15, maximum 60 group size. Suggested donation of £2.50 per person to the Hall.

Some sample menus and ideas for your group:

Traditional roast beef lunch £14.95 per person

  • Served with Yorkshire pudding and seasonal vegetables
  • 2 course lunch with choice of dessert including coffee or tea

Bedern Afternoon Tea Buffet £11.95 per person

  • Assorted smart sandwiches
  • Fruit scones with clotted cream & preserves
  • Choice of cakes
  • Tea or coffee

Finger Buffet Selection £10.95 per person

  • Assorted smart sandwiches
  • Selection of savoury pastries and finger foods
  • Choice of dessert
  • Coffee or tea

House wines £4.50 175ml. Beers and soft drinks available.


We can provide musicians and story tellers at extra cost and put you in touch with costume hire so that you can have the full medieval experience!

CALL US ON 01904 646030 to discuss your visit

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