Coconut halves at the ready as historic Barley Hall plays host to a special screening of the hilarious Monty Python classic for Museums at Night.
Film fans are invited to take up the quest for the Holy Grail this May when the medieval townhouse of Barley Hall, off Stonegate, becomes a pop-up cinema to celebrate the 41st anniversary of ‘Monty Python’s Holy Grail’ – a story of chivalrous Knights, politically astute serfs, rude Frenchmen and giant bunnies…
“We love to offer our visitors new experiences, so hosting a medieval-themed cinema in atmospheric Barley Hall seemed the perfect fit. There is a lot of love for this farcical tale on the search for shrubbery and we look forward to offering Python fans some Camelot-inspired fun!”
Commented Danielle Daglan, Head of Festivals & Events at York Archaeological Trust, the owners of Barley Hall.
The event is part of the national Museums at Night campaign, which invites museums from across the UK to open their doors after dark and offer unique experiences to visitors.
The special screening of Monty Python’s Holy Grail takes places on Friday 13th May, from 7:30pm. Tickets are £7.50 and include a welcome drink and bar snacks (spam optional). For more information and to book places visit www.barleyhall.co.uk/events.
Image caption: Barley Hall’s resident medieval guides (L-R Max O’Keefe, Will Burnham and Tom Turton) can’t help but get into the Monty Python feeling – recreating some of the film’s most famous scenes!
Notes to Editors
About The JORVIK Group
The JORVIK Group is comprised of 5 York visitor attractions and owned by York Archaeological Trust, an independent education charity:
JORVIK Viking Centre, which will reopen in spring 2017 following the flooding in December 2015.
DIG, an hands on archaeological adventure for kids
Barley Hall, a restored medieval townhouse, right in the heart of the city of York
Richard III Experience at Monk Bar & Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar, located on York’s city walls, these experiences showcase the influence the last Plantagenet and the first Tudor monarchs had on the city.
More information: www.thejorvikgroup.com/press
About Museums at Night
Twice a year, non-profit cultural publisher Culture24 invites all UK museums, galleries and heritage sites to throw open their doors after hours to showcase their treasures in unexpected ways.
Museums at Night is an opportunity for museums and galleries to come together around a single, simple campaign that is attractive to venues, audiences and the media.
More information: www.museumsatnight.org.uk/press