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Treasurer's House

Treasurer's House

Treasurer's House, Chris Lacey


When visiting Treasurer's House, find out about fascinating wealthy Yorkshireman, Frank Green, as you wander round his former home. This was the first house to be donated to the National Trust complete with its contents. The remarkable collection includes antique furniture, ceramics, textiles and paintings from a 300-year period.

Tucked behind York Minster, all is not as it first appears. At one time divided into three houses, in the late 1900s, Frank Green created his version of a historic house to showcase his important collection. See both sides of the story as he demolished parts of the house not to his liking, yet transformed a house of declining fortunes into a handsome property, with lavish interiors grand enough to entertain the future King, Edward VII.

Relax in the award winning walled garden or stop off for hot drinks and home cooked food in the newly refurbished Below Stairs Café – both are free to enter on open days. Family friendly trails and garden games are available during the school holidays. Step around the corner to the large city centre shop on Goodramgate for the full range of shops.

Have a look at the current exhibition as you wander - Demolition and Restoration. Not all houses were as fortunate as Treasurer's. Discover the fate of some of the lost houses of Yorkshire and see how Frank Green made changes to create the house you see today.

Fancy a tour? Head down to the cellars to see the archaeology below your feet and the spot where Harry Martindale saw Roman ghosts. Please call ahead to check the tour is running that day. Small charge for none members. Spaces limited so arrive early.

Why not stay a bit longer? Check out the self-catered holiday accommodation at Minstergate just around the corner from Treasurer’s House, which the former owner Frank Green saved from being demolished. Situated in a beautiful timber-framed historic building in the heart of York, the accommodation has on-the-doorstep access to all of York’s main attractions.

Opening details

Open 7 days a week 4 November 2018, 11am - 4.30pm.

Winter opening Thursday - Sunday 15 November - 16 December 2018.

Please note that the last admission time is half an hour before closing.


Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets)
Adult, £9.00 (£8.10 standard), child £4.50 (£4.05), families £22.50 (£20.25)
Free admission Below Stairs Cafe, shop and garden.



See location of Treasurer's House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 605522  Lat: 53.96236 Long: -1.07935

By Road:
Located in York city centre behind York Minster. No parking on site. Nearest parking Lord Mayors Walk.

Park & Ride: With six cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from York station


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  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired


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