Ancestral Name


13 Church Street, York, YO1 8BE

Tel: 01904593938

Ancestral Name


Was your name originally Viking in origin? Anglo Saxon? Norman? Drop in and discover the beginning of your family history with our digital library of over one million European surnames providing you with the true origins of your name in beautiful parchment prints while you wait, as well as bespoke Coat of Arms embroideries, plaques, and glassware.

Our Weaponry Wall also provides a glimpse into the military history of York, with replica swords, daggers, axes, and more spanning from the Romans through to our Medieval pieces, as well as many other historically themed gifts, toys, homeware, and accessories.

THRONE ROOM OPEN NOW! We're excited to say that our Game of Thrones themed second floor is open. Featuring a wide range of GOT merchandise, officially HBO licensed Valyrian Steel replica weaponry as seen in the show, and our very own Iron Throne. Drop in today for your own picture as Ruler of Westeros.

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Opening Times

* 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday
10am - 4pm Sunday

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