Things to see & do

Things to see and do at Treasurer's House

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Illuminating York - Leading Lights

19th century model gunship © BW

See each room dramatically illuminated with colour and candlelight. Hear the creaking sounds of the gunship in the Courtroom.

Illuminating York - Leading Lights

Treasurers House garden at night © BW

Our garden is the dramatic setting for the Four Shadow Theatre Company's performance of the Guy Fawkes story. See the house bathed in an eerie orange glow.

Illuminating York - Leading Lights

18th century telescope © BW

Hear the story of John Goodricke, who made ground-breaking discoveries in astronomy. Behold an 18th century telescope, and be dazzled by his stellar discoveries with an inflatable planetarium!

Hallowe'en at York's most haunted house

Saturday 25 October - Sunday 2 November

Follow the clues around Treasurer's House and discover what lurks in the corners with our spooky children's trail. Will your little puzzlers find their way to the gallery of ghosts and ghouls?

Don't miss

  • Treasurer’s House garden blooms into life in the spring and summer © Treasurer's House / National Trust

    The beautiful and tranquil walled garden

  • Frank Green loved his fashion and was always well turned out © Jess Brown

    A chance to dress up in the flat

  • Delicious cakes made fresh in the tearoom at Chirk Castle © NTPL/Paul Harris

    Scrumptious cakes in the Below Stairs Cafe

  • Delicious cakes made fresh in the tearoom at Chirk Castle © Treasurer's House, National Trust

    The cauliflower tea-set in the dining room

  • Enjoy a lovely chocolate prize when you have a go at our Easter trail © NT/Stuart Cox

    Join one of our children's trails

What's on at Treasurer's House

With the leaves falling, Treasurer's House is both a perfect place to celebrate autumn colour and snuggle up indoors. From Illuminating York to seasonal soups in the Below Stairs Cafe, check out the colourful events and hidden hideaways that are not to be missed this season.

Take a tour of our attic or cellar

 © Treasurer's House, National Trust

For a deeper insight into the stories of Treasurer's house, book on to the daily tours. Find out about servant life and royal visitors in the attic, or grab a hard hat and hear about Roman soldiers in our haunted cellar.

Days out in and around York

With the weather getting chilly, we've plenty to warm you up over the coming months. From crackling fires to bracing walks, indulgent hot chocolates or festive meals with friends, you'll find all your winter inspiration at the link below.

Tales of Treasurer's ghosts

Hear some real life ghost stories from one of Britain's most haunted houses. In this film, volunteer guides at Treasurer's House describe the scene of a bloody duel and a workman's tale of his encounter with a legion of ghostly Roman soldiers.

Christmas lunches

Delicicious Christmas Lunches available week days

It's not too early to book a festive lunch in our Below Stairs Cafe. Book your Christmas lunch here, available between 4 and 19 December.

View the Treasurers House Christmas menu 2014