Treasurer’s House

Tucked behind York Minster, Treasurer’s House is not as it first appears. Discover an impressive townhouse with rich interiors full of unusual artefacts; uncover stories from the previous owner and his servants and find sanctuary in the café serving delicious home cooked meals.

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    In 1897, Frank Green, the grandson of a wealthy industrialist, bought Treasurer’s House and created a lavish show home, grand enough to impress Edward VII during his visit. He was passionate about history and indulged this by saving Treasurer’s and other buildings in York. Frank Green built a large collection of fine antiques, art and furniture from around the world, and this was the first house given to the National Trust, complete with its collection. A wander around will surprise and delight with the diverse and fascinating collection. Room guides will be happy to share the stories behind many of these historic pieces.

    Special tours run on specific days to the old servants’ quarters in the attic and to the basement. Here a worker by the name of Harry Martindale famously encountered a ghostly legion of Roman solders marching along the buried Roman road that lies beneath the house.

    The six times Yorkshire in Bloom gold award winning garden is an oasis of calm and is free to visit*. Take in the beautiful and abundant borders and enjoy unrivalled views of the Minster. The Below Stairs Café is also free to enter* – it is the perfect place to escape the city and savour hearty home cooked hot meals, freshly brewed coffee and delicious cakes. It’s a favourite with locals.

    *On open days

    Pricing Information

    Free to National Trust members and under 5s.

                  Gift Aid          Standard         Group
    Adult       £9.80               £8.90           £8.45
    Child       £4.90               £4.45           £4.23
    Family     £24.50            £22.25

    Opening Times

    1 April – 8 November, daily, 11am – 4.30pm*
    *On selected days access by guided tour only.
    14 November – 20 December, daily, 11am – 4.30pm


    Minster Yard, York, YO1 7JL

  • Facilities
    • Accessible by Public Transport
    • Disabled Toilets
    • Guide Dogs Welcome
    Attraction: Facilities
    • Baby Changing Facilities
    • Shop
    • Cafe
    • Toilets
    • Picnic Site
    • Cater for Educational Groups
    • Groups Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Risk Assessment Available
    • Conference Facilities
    Other Facilities

    Please note disabled toilets are down stairs

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