Coming in January...


Visit York Residents Festival

Saturday 31st January 9.00am - 1.00pm


Do you live in York? We invite you to be a tourist on the morning of 31st January...for free!

The York Residents Festival is your chance to explore the city and be a tourist over the weekend of 31st January - 1st February, all free of charge. Organised by Visit York in partnership with the City of York Council, this annual festival is the city's way of thanking residents who welcome over 7 million visitors to York.

The Merchant Adventurers' Hall has been part of York life for over 655 years and this is your opportunity to see it for yourselves!

Open free of charge to York Residents (with a valid York Card or proof of address) from 9.00am to 1.00pm on Saturday 31st January ONLY.

For more details on the Visit York Residents Festival click here.





Coming in February...


JORVIK Viking Festival

14th - 22nd February

As part of the 31st annual JORVIK Viking Festival; the Merchant Adventurers' Hall will once again be the host for a number of exciting events exploring a time when Vikings ruled the land!


Have-a-go Sword Combat

Monday 16th - Sunday 22nd February

10.30, 11.30, 13.30, 14.30 & 15.30

A chance for your little vikings to get a taste of sword fighting just like in the movies! Instructed by a Viking warrior, children are sure to enjoy this fun workshop of battle skills!

£3 per child. Pre-booking is advised on 01904 615505 or book online.



Jeremy Strong: "There's a Viking in my Bed & Other Stories"

Wednesday 18th February

14.00 - 16.00

Come along and meet a true giant of children's literature: Jeremy Strong! Jeremy will chat about his hilarious Viking stories and about the business of transforming his ideas into the characters and adventures that we love. Join us for your chance to meet the man himself, buy his book and get them signed and ask him your questions!

Suitable for ages 7 and up. Includes FREE child's ticket to the JORVIK Viking Centre for each child's ticket purchased (valid for 12 months).

£7.50 per person. Pre-booking is advised on 01904 615505 or book online.



10th Century Traders Fair

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd February

10.00 - 16.00

Don't miss this superb atmospheric market where Vikings from around the world will gather in the Great Hall to sell their wares; including weapons, jewellery, costume, chests, bowls, tankards, lanterns, belts, shoes and pottery.

£2 Adult, £1.50 Concession, £5 Family & 50p Re-enactors





Coming in March...


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