History

1900 royal visit by King Edward II and Queen Alexandra to Treasurers House © NTPL

1900 royal visit by King Edward II and Queen Alexandra to Treasurers House

Out of the ordinary

A picturesque town house nestling in the centre of York, Treasurer's House has many tales to tell.

Its 2,000 year history includes a reportedly haunted Roman road in the cellar and Edwardian servants' quarters in the attics, with 13 period rooms in between.

Outside is a tranquil sunken garden with a close-up view of York Minster.
 

Fascinating Frank

Frank Green, pictured here with his staff, was a wealthy industrialist and passionate collector who renovated Treasurer’s House to showcase his collection in historically accurate surroundings.

A unique collection

The 13 period rooms house antique furniture, ceramics, textiles and paintings from a 300-year heritage. Discover this collection by visiting the house and checking out the National Trust's collections website.

Preserving history

With so many antique pieces of furniture, art and textiles, conservation is an important part of the work at Treasurer's House. Many hours are spent restoring the building, collection and garden to preserve them.

 

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