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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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New from August 2019: Guided Tours. From Wednesday to Saturday join a 30 minute guided tour, and let our expert guides lead you through the secrets of the house, ending up in the Historic Kitchen for one of our incredible cooking demonstrations. Free with admission, join us at 11am and 2pm (subject to guide availability).

A masterpiece of Georgian architecture, York Mansion House is 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.

Across four floors, take an audio visual guide and walk through the expansive Dining Room and majestic State Room, and hear the stories of scandal and decadence of those who came before. 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, that tells the story of York; and shadowy rooms filled with robes of Lord Mayors.

Moving downstairs, discover the working, historically recreated Georgian kitchen, complete with winding passages of pantries and store-cupboards. As we dip into our banqueting archives, join us for cooking demonstrations at 11:30am and 2:30pm everyday, and watch the house come to life as the fire is lit and delicious smells creep up the narrow stairs.

For your little ones, a world of treasure hunting awaits. From dragons and swords, to surprises hidden in secret drawers and behind paintings, pick up a trail and let them lead you on an adventure. With interactives in every room bringing history to life, and an immersive, digital cooking experience, there is enough to keep them entertained for as long as you need.

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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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