Discover the influence two English monarchs had on the city of York in our city walls experiences.

Opening Times

TA Certificate of Excellence 2017Both the Richard III and Henry VII Experiences are open 7 days a week:

Richard III Experience at Monk Bar

April to October: 10am to 5pm

November to March: 10am to 4pm

Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar

April to October: 10am to 4pm

November to March: 10am to 3pm (Weather Dependant)

Richard III and Henry VII Experience will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

In the case of extreme weather the city walls are closed and may affect access to the Henry VII Experience, call 01904 615505 for more information.


*** Maintenance on the Walls – Updated 11/09/2017 ***

Unfortunately, due to essential maintenance work taking place at Micklegate Bar, the top floor of the Henry VII Experience will be inaccessible from Monday 12th June 2017.

The remaining two floors, where you can explore stories of power and conflict in the reign of the first Tudor King of England are still open. Joint experience tickets for this and Richard III at Monk Bar will be discounted by 15% for the duration of this work, however the Medieval Pass and Pastport will remain at the standard rate. Below are the amended prices:


 Ticket Type Richard III & Henry VII


Child (5-16)




*Family 4


*Family 5


*Maximum of 2 adults per family ticket.

Please note, the Richard III Experience at Monk Bar is unaffected and will be open as normal.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please contact our reservation team on 01904 615505 for more information.

Standard Admission Prices (From October 2017)

FREE admission for 12 months with your admission ticket

 Ticket Type Richard III & Henry VII Medieval Pass** Pastport**
Adult £5.00 £8.00 £18.95
Child (5-16) £3.00 £4.50 £11.95
Concessions £3.50 £6.00 £14.95
*Family 4 £14.00 £22.75 £49.95
*Family 5 £14.50 £23.75 £54.95

*Maximum of 2 adults per family ticket.

**Please be aware that TESCO Clubcard Days Out vouchers cannot be used for the purchase of joint museum tickets, The JORVIK Group Pastport or pre-booking.

Concession rates apply to any student with a valid ID card, or for anyone aged 60 or over.

To pre-book your visit to our City Walls Experiences, the Medieval Pass or our 5 attraction Pastport click here or call our friendly Reservation Team on 01904 615505.

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For larger bags, we recommend using Yorbag

The left luggage service is located on High Petergate, near to York Minster, and costs from £3. Take your pre-booked ticket for Barley Hall to get 20% off the price. You can find out more on the Yorbag website.

Gift Aid

Your payment will be treated as an admission donation that entitles you and your family group to 12 months free admission from the date of payment.

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can help us further by turning your donation into a Gift Aid donation at no extra cost to you, which allows us to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you spend from the Government.

Please note this only applies to individual and family tickets, not larger groups.

Languages Available

We have free written guides of the Richard III and Henry VII Experiences available in the following languages;

  • German (Deutsche)
  • French (Français)
  • Italian (Italiano)
  • Spanish (Español)
  • Norwegian (Norsk)
  • Chinese (中文)
  • Japanese ( 日本語)
  • Dutch (Nederlands)

The Medieval Pass

JORVIK Group Medieval Pass

Discover this exciting period in York’s history with the JORVIK Group Medieval Pass. Explore the city walls including two of its most magnificent gateways, Monk Bar and Micklegate Bar, as well as Barley Hall, experiencing the reign of Richard III through to his defeat by Henry VII leading to the rise of the Tudor dynasty.

Find out more on the Medieval Pass



Discover 2000 years of history and save at least 41% on standard admission charges to all five JORVIK Group attractions. Experience The JORVIK Group with 12 months FREE entry to any JORVIK Group attraction, including DIG, Barley Hall and the Richard III & Henry VII Experience.

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