An amazing discovery

John Goodricke, a famous Georgian astronomer lived at Treasurer’s and made an astonishing discovery in the night sky. Find out more on this tour and how the 18-year-old astronomer used the Minster spires to measure the universe and variable stars.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

It was an 'age of wonders' and from the eastern-most window of the second floor, looking south towards the Minster, a young astronomer named John Goodricke observed a type of variable star that ultimately helped us measure the size of the universe.

Discover more about this defining moment in science during a guided tour of the rooftops.

The tours will run at various times in the day and cost £4pp with age restrictions. You do not need to purchase a ticket for the house.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £4.00
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Treasurer's House, York

Prices

House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.60 £8.70
Child £4.80 £4.35
Family £24.00 £21.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.10

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Café and garden free to enter on open days.

On selected days access to the house is by guided tour only.

The basics

Suitability
Attic space suitable for ages 5yrs+ only
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Accessibility
Tour accessed by stairs and narrow doorways only.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
3 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 September 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
10 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
12 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
14 September 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
15 September 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
17 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
19 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 September 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
22 September 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
24 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 September 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available
30 September 2019 11:00 - 16:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Treasurer's House Office
Email
treasurershouse@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01904 624247

Upcoming events

Frank Green's special 'by appointment' tours

Wed 21 Aug 2019
13:15-16:00
Join a small group for an exclusive 45 minute tour to learn more about Frank Green and his special gift of Treasurer's House to the National Trust - the first to be gifted complete with its collection.

Meet the maker at the High Street shop

Thu 22 Aug 2019
11:00-15:00
Head around the corner to the high street shop on Goodramgate to meet the team behind the York Candle Company

Pilates in the garden

Sun 25 Aug 2019
09:30-10:30
Take time out among the sounds and smells of the tranquil garden for an hour-long Pilates session intended to help improve the mind and body.

An amazing discovery

Tue 03 Sep 2019
11:00-16:00
John Goodricke, a famous Georgian astronomer lived at Treasurer’s and made an astonishing discovery in the night sky. Find out more on this tour and how the 18-year-old astronomer used the Minster spires to measure the universe and variable stars.

Conservation in action - floor polishing

Sat 07 Sep 2019
11:00-13:00
Join the conservation team in the Tapestry Room and chat to them about their work while they polish the historic flooring

Heritage Open Days

Sat 14 Sep 2019
11:00-16:30
Visit for free on selected days as part of the national festival.