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Notice: During the current exhibition selected rooms may have to close on occasion. If you're visiting to see a specific room or part of the collection - please call ahead to avoid disappointment.

Elegant town house dating from medieval times

Only a few metres from York Minster, this was the first house ever given to the National Trust complete with a collection - and it is not all that it first seems.

It has a history spanning 2,000 years, from the Roman road in the cellar to the Edwardian servants' quarters in the attics, and thirteen period rooms in between.

These house one man's remarkable collection of antique furniture, ceramics, textiles and paintings from a 300-year period.

Infamous ghost stories are another of the many quirky attributes of this property.

What's on

Vivien Leigh: Public Faces, Private Lives 19 September - 20 December. First chance to see this exhibition of recently acquired archive material, organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Step outdoors

The Garden is free to enjoy on open days and located in the shadow of York Minster it arguably has one of the best views in the city. Take time out during your visit to the house or spend a quiet half hour when you're in the city with just the bees & the bells for company.

Below Stairs cafe

Step into the servant space for a rest and refuel either during your visit or walking the walls. Beat the queues and let us be your city centre cafe when meeting friends or shopping. Free to enter on open days. 

Days out in and around York

Visit our neighbours, Goddards House and Garden & Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, where you'll find beautiful gardens, historic houses, art and exhibitions to inspire you.

Stay in the city

Come and stay in the charming Minstergate flat for a fantastic weekend getaway in a historic setting around the corner from the Minster. This quirky flat is full of original features and staying here supports the National Trust charity.

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