From alchemy to the healing properties of plants, protective charms to stories about shapeshifters, explore different ideas about magic and the supernatural in the medieval period.
Watch a Tudor alchemist perform experiments on transmutation in the Great Hall, make a witch bottle or enjoy drop-in talks and readings from medieval romances about human-animal transformations.
Join researchers from the University of York’s Centre for Medieval Studies and discover the often blurred lines between science, religion and magic, and history and fiction in the Middle Ages.
There’s also an opportunity to enjoy Barley Hall’s amazing Magic and Mystery exhibition which reveals the role of magic in the everyday lives of people living in the medieval period.
Free entry to Barley Hall all day.
Wheelchair access the ground floor only.