Looking to the Future at Bedern Hall

by Editorial Team
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Set in the heart of York, Bedern Hall is a popular setting for weddings and events, and an inspiring space for meetings.

The team at Bedern Hall have long wanted to make the Hall available to the wider community, and to share its stories and history, through more regular openings to locals and visitors. And later this year, the hall and café will indeed be opening to the public, while still being available to hire for the celebration of life events.

Bedern Hall is looking for new volunteers, as the medieval hall opens to the public as a heritage attraction later in 2021. The team of Visitor Welcome Volunteers will help to offer visitors a special experience when they visit, and to enable visitors to explore the heritage of Bedern Hall and its place in the wider story of York. No prior knowledge is needed, just enthusiasm and a willingness to help visitors enjoy the history of Bedern Hall.

The Hall was built in the 14th century as the refectory for the College of the Vicars Choral of York Minster, and it has had a fascinating and varied history. It is now home to three of York’s historic Guilds: the Gild of Freemen of the City of York, the Company of Cordwainers, and York Guild of Building.

You can learn more about this beautiful historic hall, and find out more about volunteering, at www.bedernhall.co.uk.

This project is funded by the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage.

The Culture Recovery Fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England, using funds provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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