Discover the history of England’s oldest living convent…
The Bar Convent has been York’s ‘best kept secret’ – since 1686!
To those on the outside it was York’s first school for girls, but it was actually hiding an illegal convent when Catholicism was banned by the English Reformation.
Now more than 300 years later, secrets and stories will be revealed in special talks from an expert guide.
Talks will be taking place on Wednesday 7, Thursday 8, Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 July at 10am and 11am.
Sister Ann Stafford, Superior at the Bar Convent, said, “The Bar Convent has an incredible and fascinating history with so many stories to be told.
“We are thrilled that we are able to offer these talks with our wonderful volunteer, David, who does an amazing job of bringing life to these stories and sharing his knowledge with the public.”
The talk will also be followed by a visit to the exhibition.
Tickets cost £7 and include admission to the exhibition. There are six places available per talk.