Visit our interactive exhibition and stunning 18th century Hidden Chapel to discover York’s fascinating religious history and how the convent survived times of turmoil, persecution and two world wars. Hear the incredible stories of the radical Yorkshire nun and pioneer Mary Ward, Yorkshire martyr Margaret Clitherow and about the Sisters who still live in the convent today.
To book a group visit, please choose from the options below and email

Bronze Package
Take a self-led group tour of our state-of-the-art Exhibition, exploring the stories of the Bar Convent through fascinating artefacts, interactives and audio-visuals.
Minimum 8 people. £4pp.

Silver Package
Delve deeper into the history of the Bar Convent and add a talk from our knowledgeable guides or a Sister to your visit.
Minimum 8 people. £6pp.


Group visits
Historic Library

Gold Package
In addition to your exhibition admission and a talk, you can also indulge in a visit to our award-winning café.

Historic Library
Our historic Library houses priceless texts dating from as early as 1508. Scholars and groups with an interest in church history, particularly the recusant period, may access this precious resource by special arrangement.