High Street shopping in York

Shopping in York? Then pop along to the National Trust shop and be inspired by a high street shop with a difference. Here you can expect to find an exciting range of bespoke National Trust goods in a most intriguing location.

Steeped in time

With its network of ancient streets, York’s vibrant shopping scene is steeped in history and right there in the centre; on a little corner opposite the Minster is this city centre high street National Trust shops, just around the corner from Treasurer's House. As you’d expect for the National Trust - this is no ordinary shop.
Donated to the Trust in 1930 by York’s Frank Green alongside other city centre properties and Treasurer's House itself. The premises has had a number of owners over the years, each with their own story to tell. Not least of these was when it housed the draper's shop owned by former Railway King, George Hudson. Travel even further back in time and the archway (which you can see situated at the front of the shop) marked one of four entrances to York’s sacred Minster precinct. With timbers dating back to the late 12th century it is the last remaining entrance left standing today.
Such an unchanging and unmistakable view of York Minster
Black and white image of York shop in the last century
Such an unchanging and unmistakable view of York Minster
Archive photographs show a National Trust information centre and shop in the building dated from 1969. That's fifty years of visitors and residents in York supporting the conservation charity when they choose to spend here. 

Special event days

Gardener's Question Time

Monday 23 September, 12 noon - 4pm

Meet Tom the Senior Gardener at nearby Goddards House and Garden with any green fingered questions or challenges you'd like to discuss. He can share his experience of caring for the beautiful arts and crafts garden on the edge of the racecourse.

Apple celebrations

Thursday 3 October, 10am - 5pm
Sam, the Head Gardener at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens will be spending the day in the shop apple pressing. Try a sample of the first juice of the season - it really is delicious fresh off the press. See the variation between apples and taste a few of the 50 plus varieties grown in the garden on the run up to apple week at Beningbrough. 

Shoppers’ delight

Whether you’re looking for that special gift for a friend, something fun for the kids or maybe even just a little something for yourself - the Trust’s beautiful collection of bespoke, quality products will satisfy even the most demanding of shoppers.

What's on offer

The largely exclusive range is inspired by the Trust’s beautiful properties, landscapes and gardens. With ranges to reflect the seasons there’s something for everyone:

  • General interest and children’s books
  • Kitchen and homeware
  • Merino wool rugs
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Decorative and practical garden lines
  • Locally made products including glass, pottery, candles, toiletries, biscuits and beer.

What’s more, all profit from your purchase will go back into supporting the conservation work of the National Trust including nearby Treasurer’s House.

Find your inspiration in the products inspired by our places
The 2019 summer retail collection of homewares
Find your inspiration in the products inspired by our places

Good to know

Stuck for an idea? We also sell National Trust gift cards as well as National Trust membership which make lovely gifts. Call in and say hello. The team are always on hand to help with any National Trust and tourist information that you might need.
Opening times:
  • Monday - Friday 10am - 5.30pm
  • Saturday 10am - 5.30pm
  • Sunday and Bank Holidays 11am - 5.00pm
  • Close at 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
Telephone: 01904 659050          
Email:  york.shop@nationaltrust.org.uk            
Twitter: @ntshopyork
Instagram: @nt_york
From that special gift to your every day cards, we've got it covered
Wide shot showing the till and open floor and display tables of a shop
From that special gift to your every day cards, we've got it covered