One of York’s hidden gems is a little more hidden than usual right now.
Barley Hall is closed while repair work is completed on the roof.
The attraction, in Coffee Yard, is partially covered in scaffolding while the emergency maintenance takes place.
A new phase of the repairs might affect the interior of the medieval townhouse, so Barley Hall will remain closed until the work is complete.
It should reopen on Friday, 13 October.
Head of operations, Gareth Henry, said: “Looking after historic buildings always comes with its challenges, and the current roof project is slightly more involved that we had first anticipated, but we are looking forward to reopening as soon as possible.
“In the meantime, the Barley Hall Coffee Shop is unaffected by the works, and features a host of interactive displays exploring the story of coffee houses in the city, so there is still a very good excuse to venture down York’s longest snickelway.”
It is the second York attraction to be hit by roofing problems in just over a week.
On 26 September, York Castle Museum revealed that collapse-risk concrete Raac had been discovered in the roof of its northern building, which is closed while investigations continue.