The historic Bedern Hall is reopening on Wednesday 19 May with a new heritage interpretation programme.
Visitors will see how the hall was restored and what is was like when it was the Refectory for the Vicars Choral of York Minster. Visitors will learn about their lifestyle, how they built the Hall and discover some of the things they left behind.
Bedern Hall are eager to welcome new visitors and have recently received a Cultural Recovery Fund Grant to support its development plans.
The grant has also made a new volunteer programme possible that will bring additional opportunities for local people to take part in the new opening arrangements.
Roger Lee of the Bedern Hall Company comments, “Bedern Hall is one of York’s small but important historic venues and as we seek new ways for visitors to experience and learn about the Hall, this is a timely change of direction for the business as we emerge from Covid-19 restrictions.
It is also a new opportunity for local people to volunteer to help us with this vision to retell the Vicars Choral Story and the Hall’s restoration.”
The Hall will open to visitors four days per week from Wednesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 4.30pm.
New signs, interpretation information boards, a children’s trail, and tours of the Bedern area are planned with local guides.
Plus, a new Bedern Hall Tour App that visitors access via QR codes on their smartphone or tablet device that provides the information in text, audio, and video in up to ten languages and doubles as a self-guide tour.
For more information and for volunteering opportunities please visit the Bedern Hall website.