Art & Culture, Heritage Event

Two Houses, One Story York's Forgotten Women

Up Next: 19th April 2024, 12:00am
Location: The Bar Convent, 17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ
01904 643238 Call Us

Discover the Shared History of Strong Catholic Women at Two of York's Most Iconic Houses.

2 March - 27 April 2024

This exciting collaboration explores the intertwining story of two Catholic houses; one a secret convent operating a pioneering school for girls, the other belonging to a prominent local Catholic family. Recently discovered documents, beautiful portraits and intriguing artefacts give new insight into the day to day lives of these exceptional local women. It will explore how they navigated their faith during an era of persecution and suspicion, and how some were linked to dangerous underground activity which ultimately aided the survival of the Catholic faith in York and beyond.

The Bar Convent Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm with last admissions at 4pm. Closed on Bank Holidays and some dates over Easter and Christmas - please see our website for details.

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