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York Mansion House

Historic House

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

Tel: 01904 553663

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York Mansion House is closed for the annual New Year Clean from 5pm Sunday 22nd December, and will reopen on Saturday 25th January. Click here to find out about our new behind-the-scenes tours!


York Mansion House is masterpiece of Georgian architecture, and a celebration of the city it inhabits. Built in 1732 as a home for the Lord Mayor of York, the Mansion House has been at the centre of York society and civic life ever since.

An indulgent space designed for entertaining, and even hosting royalty – should they come to call – this beautiful home is now an inspiring, interactive journey through York’s past and present. Follow the sweeping staircase throughout the house, bypassing the intimate Drawing Room flooded with light, galleries housing a fascinating collection of civic silver still used today, 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.

After another busy year at York Mansion House, at 5pm on December 22nd this magnificent building will close its doors on 2019, and begin 2020 with the annual New Year Clean, getting the house and collections ready for the year ahead.

During the January closure, staff and volunteers will be working tirelessly to dismantle The Gingerbread House, and begin the mammoth task of polishing the precious collection of silver, cleaning and restoring the original furniture, returning portraits to their former glory, and completing an endless list of cleaning, washing, and re-furnishing. Working room-by-room, the team will ensure all items and spaces are returned to their original glory before they are unveiled once again to the public on January 25th.



Go behind-the-scenes of the conservation work, and join our expert team to see what it takes to maintain the standards of grandeur befitting a house of such lavish history. Complete with refreshments in the State Room, experience York Mansion House in style!

Tickets available here.

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Opening Times

* Wednesday to Sunday 10:30 - 17:00
Bank Holiday Mondays: 10:30 - 17:00

Last admission 16:30

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)



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


  • Children welcome

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits


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

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Wedding receptions

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


  • 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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