About Merchant Adventurer’s Hall
York Merchant Adventurer’s Hall is a medieval Guildhall and was a meeting place for the Guild of Our Lord Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1357. It was granted the Company of Merchant Adventurers of York by Elizabeth I. The undercroft once served as a hospital for poor people in the city. It is one of the finest guildhalls in the world.
The lower section of the hall is built mainly with red brick of which are the earliest to be made in York since the Romans departed. When you visit, take a look at the barge boards that contain a grape and vine design. Where these vines meet you will also see a Tudor Rose.
The art in the hall represents five centuries of York’s history. You will see oils, watercolours, prints and drawings depicting Governors of the company.
Where to Find York Merchant Adventurer’s Hall
The Merchant Adventurers Hall can be found at Fossgate/Piccadilly in York city centre.
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