By special invitation to Treasurer's House

Treasurer's House by special appointment tours

Frank Green hated museums; he wanted small groups of visitors to enter Treasurer’s House “by appointment” and marvel at his eclectic collection.

Join one of our expert guides on an in depth visit around the rooms in Treasurer’s House on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons* (from 1.15pm) until 25 October. See this uniquely special place as its previous owner imagined it to be seen…no appointment necessary. 

With his vision for preserving and championing the past, Mr Green, the curiously eccentric owner of Treasurer’s House created his version of what an historic house should be. He mixed different architectural styles and time periods alongside a remarkable collection of antiquities and art to create the house you see today. 

As you journey through the house with a guide, you will be Mr Green's visitor for the afternoon and learn more about the man himself and his special gift of Treasurer’s House to the National Trust – the first to be gifted with its collection. We’ll be peeking behind closed doors, marvelling at the Minster view and exploring the vision he wanted to create.

A hidden gem

Quietly hidden away on an ancient site in the heart of modern day York, Treasurer’s House is one of the city’s hidden gems. Built on the site of the former Treasury to York Minster, to which it owes its name, Treasurer’s House has evolved across the centuries surfacing today as an impressive townhouse. Transformed in the late 19th century from a jumbled assortment of buildings and resurrected into one handsome property.

" Our guides were amazing and brought the whole house to life. Thank you so much for a wonderful visit"
- Visitor, May 2019

During the school holidays, little historians can enjoy completing the challenge sheet as you go on the tour together. 

Perhaps you’re a first time visitor and don’t want to miss a thing or maybe you’ve visited already and want to delve a little deeper into the smaller details and quirky facts of this unique place, its collection and its history. 

Taking place from 1.15pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday* until the 25 October, you are invited to join a small group for an exclusive 45 minute journey around the property.

These run every 15 minutes with the last tour at 4.00pm. Booking is not required and members can join free of charge. Non-members pay the normal admission charge into the house. 

* If you prefer to explore a house at your own pace, please visit in the morning or on a different day, as this is the only way to see Treasurer's House during these times.