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
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.
- 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