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Treasurer's House - National Trust

Explore this intriguing town house next to York Minster
Location: Minster Yard, York, YO1 7JL
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White tulips add to the calmness of the garden

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Often the details hide clues to the past

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Next door to York Minster with wonderful views

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Uncover fascinating stories behind the collection

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Take in the finer details

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See the decadence of the Drawing Room

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A pocket of green in the centre of York

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Bedrooms fit for royalty


Spring time is when everything starts to open

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Uncover the stories behind the collection


Take in the view from the upstairs windows

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Statues and a fountain in among the planting

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Don't forget to look up

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A hidden garden in the centre of York

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A small be perfect plane tree avenue

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Do you want to build a snowman?

About Us

Winner of the Travellers' Choice Award from TripAdviser in 2023 and 2022.

A house of surprises

Nestled behind York Minster, all is not as it first appears. At one time divided into three houses, in the late 1800s wealthy Yorkshireman Frank Green created his version of a historic house to showcase his important collection. Find out about both sides of the story as he demolished parts of the house not to his liking, yet transformed a house of declining fortunes into a handsome property, with lavish interiors grand enough to entertain the future King, Edward VII. The remarkable collection includes antique furniture, ceramics, textiles and paintings from a 300-year period, collected by Frank Green as he travelled the world. Along with stories about the man and his exacting ways...including studs on the floor to mark the spot where the furniture should stand...with the threat to haunt the house if it's moved.

Book a tour (April to October)

Instead of the more common free flow, you’re invited to explore the house on a group guided tour. This journeys through the period rooms sharing stories of how the house came to look like it does, the man who had a vision, Mr. Frank Green, and his contribution to York and uncover more about some of his rather unique pieces of art and furniture. Mr. Green wanted a house to be shared and this is why he was the first person to gift their home, complete with collection to the National Trust charity.

You're recommended to book your place (April - October only) to guarantee timings or drop in and see when the next available tour is, spaces are left open each day if you've missed booking (bookings close 8am). All details of what to expect, what you need to know and how to book can be found on the website.

What can I do for free?

Find Treasurer’s House next door to York Minster and this is where you’ll find the small but award-winning city garden, Gold in the Yorkshire in Bloom Awards for six consecutive years. The garden is free to enter on open days and is the perfect place to take some time out in the city and see what’s in bloom. The café is free to enter on open days, a select and smaller menu - but in the same historic venue

Dressed for Christmas (16 November - 18 December 2024)

Around the festive period, the rooms are decorated with different styles. You're welcome to wander at your own pace and booking isn't needed during this time. Each year there's a different theme and stories about the people and the place are featured in each room as you delve a little deeper into the decorations. Plan a seasonal visit to the house to get you in the spirit or escape the rush of the city centre. Drop in Saturday - Wednesday, 11am - 4pm.

Stay a little longer with the National Trust

Check out one of the self-catered holiday accommodations: Minstergate, Drapers and the recently developed Ogleforth are just around the corner from Treasurer’s House. Two of which are located above the city centre shop - another corner of York the former owner Frank Green saved from being demolished. Situated in a beautiful timber-framed historic building in the heart of York, the accommodation has on-the-doorstep access to all of York’s main attractions and some of the best views of York Minster.

Whether you visit, spend, volunteer or stay, your support to the charity helps to look after special places in York and beyond. Thank you!

Please note as a town house there are limited rooms open on a single level, stairs are required to most spaces including the café. You can see the full access statement on the website.

See where else to explore with the National Trust in York and North Yorkshire.

Opening Times

Opening times

Saturday - Wednesday, 11am - 4pm

Visit by guided tour April - October (last tour starts at 3pm)

Visit for the Christmas experience

16 November - 18 December 2024, last entry 3.15pm

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