High Street shopping in York

Female shop assistant talking to female customer

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.

A little about the shop

  • Opening times: the shop is temporarily closed
  • Card payments only
  • Telephone: 01904 659050          
  • Email:  york.shop@nationaltrust.org.uk 

 

A little inspiration

Profits from your purchases support the conservation work of the charity - thank you.

A pile of folded rugs

Cosy up at home

Curl up with something warm and cosy from our range of high-quality wool throws and blankets. Choose from a wide choice of colours and patterns to co-ordinate with your room; from cool tones of blues and greys or for something colourful there’s the multicolour fishbone throw.

Two birds feeding on nuts in a hanging feeder

Supporting nature

Bring nature to you and explore our wildlife range including decorative acorn bird feeders and an eco beacon bird feeder made from using recycled plastic. Bring your garden to life with our colourful plant stakes including an ornate love-birds feeder plant stake.

Eco friendly bamboo cutlery

Sustainable living

Create an eco-friendly home with our range of sustainable products. From kitchen accessories like Bee's Wraps to protect food, to organic hand lotion and recycled plastic blankets and bags. Whether it is for your garden or your home, you can make greener choices with this range.

A shelf of National Trust branded food jars

Try something tasty

The food range has been locally sourced, and UK made. From delicious wines, fruity jams, and flavorsome fudge - treat someone or perhaps indulge yourself. All our products are designed with our special places in mind and have interesting stories behind. So, as well as trying something tasty, learn more about our people and places as you tuck in.

A blanket and bottles

Gifts for all occasions

With gifts for everyone from explorers, gardeners and foodies to choose from, you’re sure to find that perfect present. Pick up everything you need to make your gift special including a wide selection of cards, in-house designed wrapping paper and sustainably sourced gift bags. Whenever you need a present, our gift ideas are here to help.

Piles of books in crates

Top up your bookshelf

Curl up with our book selection – there are children’s books, cookbooks, gardening books, with something to suit every book lover. If you are a true scone lover, then perhaps try a recipe (or fifty) from the National Trust Book of Scones. You’ll find both savoury and sweet options and learn more about the National Trust places that inspired the recipes.

More than a shop

 
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 shop, just around the corner from Treasurer's House. As you’d expect for the National Trust - this is no ordinary shop.
 
Black and white image of York shop in the last century

Steeped in time

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 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.

Archive photographs show a National Trust information centre and shop in the building dated from 1969. That's more than fifty years of visitors and residents in York supporting the conservation charity when they choose to spend here.