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News Release - Issued by The National Trust - Treasurer's House

Doors open for ‘Fascinating Frank’ tours

On Saturday 14th February, Treasurer’s House will open with tour guides ready to reveal how the house was transformed from “Bug ridden slum” in the late 1800’s to the house of treasures that can be seen today.

The National Trust property sitting in the shadow of York Minster is getting ready to open for 2015. For the next two weeks there is an opportunity to uncover a little more about one of York’s leading men; Frank Green. Frank was the last owner of the House before he gave it, complete with its contents, to the National Trust in 1930. Frank Green is also said to be one of the many ghosts haunting Treasurer’s House – he threatened to haunt the house if anyone dare move the furniture!

Bob Scott tour guide said. “Although we still have covers on a lot of the furniture at this time of year, the stories we tell on the tour are of the owner, Frank Green. He was a really fascinating man, with many quirky stories about his travels, hosting Royalty and his passion for buying antiques.”

For those intrigued by the ghostly myths surrounding Treasurer’s House, visitors can also enjoy guided tours telling these stories in the historic rooms or they can venture into the cellar* and hear about the famous ghostly Roman legion that were seen marching through the walls. Below stairs is the site of the atmospheric tea rooms which are free to enter on open days for a rest and refuel, wholesome lunch or refreshments between tours.

Treasurer’s House will be open by guided tour only 14 - 26 February 11am - 3pm, Saturday – Thursday. Then from 28 February the house and garden will be fully open 11am - 5pm, Saturday – Thursday. Tours and entry are free to National Trust members.
For more information about visiting Treasurers, tel: 01904 624247, email or visit

*Charges apply and children must be 8yrs+.

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