Excursion in Yorkshire - Wednesday 20 May

An excursion will take place through the Yorkshire countryside for delegates who has registered to attend. You will have a chance to visit the following venues.

  • Helmsley Castle - See the evolution from a mighty medieval fortress to a romantic Victorian ruin. The vibrant, picturesque Market Town of Helmsley, in the heart of The North York Moors National Park. Hunters of High Street Helmsley, a family run farm deli, has been judged to the 2015 Best Small Shop in the UK.
  • Rievaulx Abbey- Set in a remote valley, it is one of the most complete and atmospheric of England's abbey ruins.

For the energetic, there is an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the monks and walk the well-trodden path between The Castle and The Abbey.

This excursion event is included in your registration fee.


Conference Gala dinner and drinks reception
The Merchant Adventurers' Hall, York - Thursday 21 May

The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is one of York’s medieval marvels. Set in beautiful gardens in the heart of historical York.  This stunning timber framed building was constructed by a fraternity made up of York citizens to provide a base for charity, worship and business. Today, as well as being a fascinating accredited museum it is also a scheduled ancient monument and Grade 1 listed building.

The Hall is home to many remarkable collections. Including silver, furniture and paintings, which provide a glimpse into the rich history of the Hall and the people associated with it. The Hall also remains the everyday base for the Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York.

The cost to attend the conference gala dinner and drinks reception is £55.00 per person. You can register your attendance when completing your online registration.