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.
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.
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.
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
- Merino wool rugs
- Decorative and practical garden lines
- Locally inspired produce including delicious Yorkshire made conserves and confectionery
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.
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.
- 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