Step inside this house of contradictions in the centre of York. Tucked behind York Minster, Treasurer’s House is not as it first appears. In 1897 it was bought by Frank Green, the grandson of a wealthy industrialist, and by 1900 he had transformed it at great speed into an elaborately decorated town house, ready for the visit of Edward VII. Book your place on an exclusive tour to hear about Frank Green’s life and find out how he saved Treasurer’s House and changed it into the grand show home we see today.

How good is the garden of the Treasurer's House in York?

The small but award-winning garden is a tranquil oasis in the centre of the city and is planted with muted tones of blues and whites, befitting an Edwardian gentleman. The garden truly is absolutely stunning, offering unrivalled views of York Minster, making it an ideal place to relax.

The 13 period rooms house antique furniture, ceramics, textiles and paintings from a 300-year heritage. Find out more about the stories behind some of the key pieces on your tour during a visit or uncover the stories behind some of the collection. A picturesque town house nestling in the centre of York, Treasurer’s House has many tales to tell, none more fascinating than how it came to look like it does today. Sitting on a Roman road with layers of history to share, step inside to uncover the story of Frank Green through 13 period rooms around the house. The rooms are home to his collection of fascinating pieces and not all the spaces are as they might first appear.

Open 11:00 to 16:00.

  • Adult – £8.00
  • Child – £4.00
  • Family – £20.00
  • Family 1 adult – £12.00

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