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.
Event ticket prices
Minimum group size 15
Minimum group size 15
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:
|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.
Café and garden free to enter on open days.
On selected days access to the house is by guided tour only.
- Attic space suitable for ages 5yrs+ only
- Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
- Tour accessed by stairs and narrow doorways only.
|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|