Nestled in the shadow of York Minster, you will find the Treasurer’s House. Rebuilt in the 16th century, the has played host to a series of royals and celebrities. Impressive figures have owned the house, such as write Elizabeth Montagu, and astronomer John Goodricke.

However, its contemporary fame stems from its reimagining and refurbishment by Frank Green in 1897. He bought up several rooms in the property and filled them with rich furnishings and historic ornaments. Green was incredibly particular. Workmen were made to work in slippers and Green supposedly emptied a drawer of silverware onto the floor for not being tidy enough. Furthermore, he threatened to haunt the house if anything was changed after his death. Today, the House has remained largely unchanged and visitors can admire it in the same state that royal visitors would have seen it a hundred years ago.

Things to see and do:

  • Guided tours around the property that take you through each exquisitely decorated room. Also, it is decorated especially for the festive season.
  • A small award-winning garden.
  • Basement Café with a fresh and seasonal menu.
  • It is a short walk from York Minster and York high street.


The Treasurer’s House only allows assistance dogs inside.

The ground floor has three visible showrooms and reception. All other rooms in the house require use of stairs. There is level access to the garden.

An induction loop is available.

Large print guides/menus are available upon request.

For more information and to book tours, click here.

To visit another historic property in York, click here.

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