Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar

Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar
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Micklegate Bar, York
Former nameMicklegate Bar Museum
LocationMicklegate Bar, York, England
Coordinates53°57′21″N 1°05′27″W / 53.9559°N 1.09079°W / 53.9559; -1.09079Coordinates: 53°57′21″N 1°05′27″W / 53.9559°N 1.09079°W / 53.9559; -1.09079
TypeHistory museum
OwnerJorvik Group (YAT)
Public transit accessYork Station National Rail 0.2 miles (0.32 km)
Nearest car parkNunnery Lane Car Park
WebsiteHenry VII Experience
location within York

The Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar (formerly known as the Micklegate Bar Museum), is located in the southern gatehouse of the historical city walls of York, England.

The museum explores the early life of Henry VII as a Lancastrian in exile, his reign as king after the Wars of the Roses and the impact of the establishment of the Tudor royal dynasty on the city of York. It does this through a combination of interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations, displays of items such as suits of armour and 'grisly facts' from Terry Deary (writer of Horrible Histories).[1][2]

Previously, the Micklegate Bar Museum had covered a wider historical range, telling the story of York from Roman times through to the 20th century. Exhibits included replicas of the heads of historical figures, such as Richard of York and Sir Henry Percy whose heads had been displayed on Micklegate Bar.[3][4][5]

The Henry VII Experience is operated by the Jorvik Group (part of York Archaeological Trust) whose other museums include the Richard III Experience at Monk Bar, which tells the story of the Yorkist monarch. When the Jorvik Group took over this site in February 2014 the names of both museums were changed and the contents replaced and updated, to create two complementary museums. Both reopened in April 2014 using the tagline "Two Kings, Two Bars, One City".[6]

In October 2014 and February 2018 the Henry VII Experience was awarded the 'Hidden Gem' accolade by Visit England.[7][8] In 2015 it was a finalist (with the Richard III Experience) in the Visit York Tourism Awards in the Visitor Attraction of the Year (Under 50,000 Visitors) category.[9]


  1. ^ "Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar". Visit York. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  2. ^ "First look: York's two new museums see Richard III take on Henry VII". YorkMix. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  3. ^ "9 haunted historic houses". History Extra. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Battlefield Britain - Owain Glyn Dwr And The Battle For Wales". Culture24. 24 September 2004. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Micklegate Bar: Ring of Steel, Ring of Stone" (PDF). Jorvik Group. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Two rival kings tell their story". The Press. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  7. ^ "11 news snippets you may have missed". The Press. 31 October 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Three York attractions have bagged national tourism awards". The Press. 14 February 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Finalists revealed in VisitYork Tourism Awards". The Press. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2016.

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