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The new, state-of-the-art, Exhibition will be over two floors, and tell the remarkable stories of Mary Ward and The Bar Convent within the wider context of the city of York, and Yorkshire.

The stories will be brought alive for a wide range of visitors, of all ages, faiths, and nationalities through displays of unique and fascinating objects and artefacts from the collections, static and interactive displays, and digital media. The displays will tell the powerful and inspirational stories of ordinary women and their extraordinary conviction and dedication.

The Bar Convent aims to develop an understanding of faith (and history) within a pluralistic, tolerant, multi-cultural society. Creation of a new, effective, impactful and engaging Exhibition about the story of Mary Ward, and the history and heritage of the Bar Convent, will provide a platform to build awareness, and raise and explore issues of religious faith, persecution and tolerance, and a context for the work of The Bar Convent today.

Bar Convent Interpretation

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'A very special and inspiring place with a wonderful story'
(Visitor, February 2013)
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