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 legendary Frank Green, 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. 

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.

Special event days


Meet the maker - Sing Gin

Friday 26 July, 10am - 5pm

Head in store to meet the team behind these delicious small batch botanical gins made locally in Harrogate. Once you've found your perfect sample, all Sing Gin prodcuts sold on the day will get 10% off. 

" Some people create stunning artworks that hang in galleries. Others design fabulous buildings or write epic novels. Us? We make breathtakingly beautiful gin."
- Sing Gin

Yorkshire samples for Yorkshire Day

Wednesday 31 July - Saturday 3 August

To celebrate Yorkshire day we'll be offering free samples and tastes of many of our Yorkshire products from beers to chutneys and much more in-between. What is on offer will change throughout the day and each day so pop in when you're in York city centre and try something new from the local range.

Meet the maker - The York Candle Company

Thursday 22 August, 11am - 3pm

Pop in for a conversation with this very local company. The York Candle Company hand make soy candles and melts; find out about their philosophy, process and range of products on offer in the shop. 

Handmade soy wax candles from the York Candle Company
Image of two tins of candles
Handmade soy wax candles from the York Candle Company

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