Things to see and do at Maister House

Red brick exterior of Maister House

Make a day out of your visit to us. Learn the intriguing story of our special stone staircase and discover the artwork hanging on our walls.

Just so you know...

We're working hard to reopen many of our places where it is safe to do so. However, Maister House is currently closed. Check our homepage for the most up to date information about visiting. The closest place to visit is Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens.

The house's restored Georgian exterior

We have restored the house's exterior to its Georgian appearance, removing Victorian bay windows and replacing stone steps and railings at the front entrance.

The stone staircase

It's said that the mid-18th-century staircase was constructed from stone by Henry Maister after he lost his wife and infant child in a fire when a wooden staircase collapsed. The house's main attraction opens through three stories with a beautiful iron balustrade and is surrounded by stucco panels and artworks.

Artworks at Maister House

Portraits on the staircase were kindly donated by Ms Alex Alec-Smith in 2012 and depict members of this historically significant local family. Robert Bakewell's wrought iron balustrade is stunning, and the walls feature decorated panels by Joseph Page and a fine statue by Sir Henry Cheere.

Things to do

After discovering the history and ornate surroundings of Maister House, explore Hull's fascinating Old Town. Plan your visit here

Join in

Open to members, supporters and volunteers of the National Trust, the East Yorkshire Association is a great way to meet like-minded people enjoying outings, social occasions and much more.

Don't miss

  • The first property owned by the National Trust in East Yorkshire
  • Spectacular stone staircase with wrought iron balustrade
  • Joseph Page's stucco plaster ceilings
  • Yorkshire's smallest National Trust place