Sunday 31st July 2016

Free Hidden Chapel Tours

Mondays: 10am & 11am
Fridays: 11am

Join our expert volunteer guides to discover the fascinating history and hidden treasures of England’s oldest living convent.

Tours are free, last for approximately 45 minutes, and include a visit to our magnificent 18th-century Hidden Chapel.

No need to book – simply meet in the entrance hall by Reception.

Please note that tours are subject to availability; call us on 01904 643 238 before making a special trip.

Bar Convent Hidden Chapel

Sunday 28th August 2016

The Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge

As a proud member of the Micklegate Business Initiative, The Bar Convent is very excited for the upcoming Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge on Sunday 28th August 2016. “A hilarious go-cart race down York’s finest street”, the challenge will see fifty teams from across the UK racing down the cobbled hill of Micklegate. Street food, bands and entertainment will also be there for you to enjoy.

You can read more about the Micklegate Run here on their website, or watch a video about the day by clicking here.


Friday 9th September 2016

Free Entry with Heritage Open Days

This September, we will once again be taking part in Heritage Open Days.

Admission to our new Exhibition will be completely free for all on Friday 9th September and Saturday 10th September 2016, between 10am and 4pm on both days. There’s no need to book in advance. Simply turn up on the day, and explore England’s oldest living convent for absolutely free.

Our Café will be open as normal for anyone who’d like breakfast, lunch, or coffee and cake.

Make sure to visit the Heritage Open Days website for more details of events in your area.

We hope to see you then!


Friday 9th December 2016

Christmas Events 2016

For those who like to organise their calendars well in advance, the dates of this year’s Bar Convent Christmas events will be as follows.

December 9th 2016 – The Stamford Bridge Singers Concert
December 16th 2016 – The Friends of The Bar Convent Christmas Carol Concert

We will be announcing further details and additional events later in the year. Keep an eye on this page for updates, or give us a call on 01904 643 238 to speak to our Reception team.