York Mansion House

Historic House

York Mansion House, St Helen's Square, YORK, North Yorkshire, YO1 9QL

Tel: 01904 553663

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** Due to the latest national lockdown, York Mansion House will be closed until further notice **


Each week from Wednesday to Sunday, pre-book your time slot, download our app, and be taken on an interactive journey through the secrets of the Mansion House. With visitor safety our priority, we have put a number of steps in place to ensure you feel welcome, safe and comfortable during your visit with us. Click here to find everything you need to know before visiting.

York Mansion House is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of York, positioned at the heart of city society and civic life for almost 300 years.

A masterpiece of 18th century architecture and a celebration of the city it inhabits, York Mansion House and its infamous residents have a colourful history, filled with scandal, decadence and outlandish feasting. Following extensive restoration, in 2018 the house opened to the public for the first time, allowing all to experience this extravagant mayoral life, and take an interactive walk through York’s Georgian past.

On all our tours, you will visit all four floors of this remarkable building. Following the sweeping staircase through the house, you will bypass the intimate Drawing Room flooded with light, galleries housing a the largest collection of civic silver outside London, and shadowy rooms filled with robes of Lord Mayors past and present. Moving downstairs, discover the working, historically recreated Georgian kitchen, complete with winding passages of pantries and store-cupboards.

From tours taking behind-the-scenes of the conservation work, to a deep dive into our unqiuely delicious feasting heritage, we have a fantastic programme of events throughout the year. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, or sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know what’s coming next.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to York Mansion House: the heart of scandalous city society for 300 years.

Booking is essential - reserve your time slot now!

PLEASE NOTE: In line with changing government guidelines, we are restricting each time slot to one household or bubble. There may be others in the house with you, but there is plenty of room for distancing. Don't forget your face covering!


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Opening Times

* From July 22nd 2020, we will only be accepting visitors onto guided tours with pre-booked tickets.

We will be opening for tours on Bank Holiday Monday, August 31st: booking required.

A vairety of tours will run from Wednesday to Sunday at:

Please visit the website for details.

The House is closed annually from Christmas Day to the last weekend in January.

Guide Prices

Adult £6.50
Child £3.50
Concession £5.00
Family £17.00

York residents 50% off (please bring a valid YorkCard or other proof of address)
York Passes are accepted on all tours (booking still required) and English Heritage members receive 25% off admission.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place - The space within the house means your guide can easily ensure a minimum of 1m distancing at all times.
  • Advance booking essential - From July 22nd we are running a series of bookable guided tours. Please head to our website to book onto an allotted time.
  • Capacity limit - There will be a maximun of six people permitted on each tour. Please contact us if you would like a tour for a larger group of two households.
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • One way system
  • Online booking only
  • Open now
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Queuing system
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Time limited visits

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Sole use of venue
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptions

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours mandatory
  • Passenger lift
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Pass Accepted York Pass Accepted 2018

Road Directions

On Foot:Located on St Helen's Square close to Lendal Bridge and St LeonardsPark & Ride: With six cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier. by Public Transport: York station is 1 mile away.

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