Discover the treasures of the Treasurer’s House… for free

The National Trust’s Treasurer’s House will be open for free for York residents with a valid York Card on Sunday 29 July. Woop!

Along with free entry to the house, the popular ghost cellar tours will be half price for residents with a York Card for the day at just £2 per person. These are a popular option for those over five years of age and small groups are invited to don a hard hat and step below the building to see the spot of possibly York’s most favourite ghostly spot. Numbers are strictly limited and tickets will be offered on a first come, first served basis so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

The house is home to an array of items that the eccentric own Frank Green collected on his travels. He created a show home to suit his tastes and each space, each piece, has a story to tell. So proud he was of his home he wanted those stories to continue and was the first person to gift the house complete with its contents to the National Trust charity for the nation to enjoy. Outside the garden sits in the shadow of York Minster and is an oasis of calm for wildlife and visitors to sit a while or play a game on the lawn.

The Below Stairs Café offers a cool space to escape the heat of the city with thick stone walls and flooring. The menu is inspired by Frank Greens’ French chef but with a Yorkshire twist, tuck into chicken chasseur in a Yorkshire pudding or for a lighter bite try the garlic mushroom and melted brie baguette. Visitors can complete the day with a visit to the shop around the corner on Goodramgate. Every penny spent goes towards the conservation work of the charity including looking after places like Treasurer’s House to be enjoyed by tourists and residents for ever.

Treasurer’s House is currently open daily 11am – 4.30pm, last admission 4pm. For further details call 01904 624247 or visit


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