Treasure Trail at The Bar Convent York

This summer, the Bar Convent invites you to follow a new family-friendly trail to discover the treasures of their house. When the Bar Convent first opened in 1689, a time when Catholicism was illegal, many objects were given to the Convent for safe-keeping so that they wouldn’t be destroyed by the authorities. These joined the Bar Convent’s own belongings and this is where the collection began…

Today, more than 300 years later, historical treasures are on display in the exhibition and around the house. From a medieval chalice, to the original door key and a gilded dome ceiling; discover what makes these objects so special to them and how they tell their story. Look for the ‘X’ marks the spot and tick off each item to win a special prize. After all of your exploring, be sure to take a break in the café and garden: it’s one of the prettiest places in York for a cup of tea.

Included in admission to The Bar Convent’s exhibition. Monday to Saturday, 10-5 (last admission 4pm). Adults: £6, Children: £2, Under 6: FREE, Family Ticket: £12. Please visit the website for more information. Visit The Bar Convent’s website


Sat 23 Jul


10:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Bar Convent
17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ

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