By special invitation to Treasurer's House

People looking at a piece of furniture

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

You are invited to join a small group for an exclusive hour-long journey around the house.

Book your visit

Pre-booking a tour is recommended to guarantee your chosen day and time slot. Further tickets are released every Thursday. Please select your chosen arrival window and the tour will depart at the end of this time.

If you’ve missed booking, drop in on the day to get a ticket - with tours running every 15 minutes we look forward to welcoming you on the next available tour.

A unique house for a unique man

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

As you explore the house with a guide, you will be Mr Green’s visitor for a short time and learn more about the intentions of the rooms and the man behind the special gift of Treasurer’s House to the National Trust – the first to be donated with its collection. Due to the nature of the buildings, please note much of the house is accessible by stairs only. 

" Unless a house is occupied, or visited by large numbers of people, it will eventually disappear"

A deceptively large house quietly tucked 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 an ancient road in Eboracum and the site of the former house of the Treasurer to York Minster, the property has evolved across the centuries and is showcased today as an impressive townhouse. What had once become a jumbled assortment of buildings, Frank Green pulled together as one handsome property in the late nineteenth century. 

" Very informative, relaxed and great enthusiastic guide. Plenty of history of the house. Best tour in the National Trust!"
- Visitor feedback, May 2021

Suitable for first time visitors or if you’ve visited before and want to hear more about the story behind the owner and the house.

Younger visitors won't miss out. Mrs. Jackson, the Housekeeper, has dropped the family photo album - can you help her find Mr. Green's missing pictures as you travel around the house?

Tours will run on open days until 9 November 2022. 

Changing your booking

If your plans change and you can’t make your timeslot, you can easily change or cancel your booking. We really appreciate you doing this as soon as possible so the tickets can be made available for other visitors. 

If you’re a member, the option to cancel or change your booking can be found in your confirmation email by selecting ‘view and manage your order online' underneath your order summary. 

For non-members, please ring us on 0344 249 1895 to discuss changing your booking.

Later in the year...

Jubilee highlights, 23 May - 12 June

The Queen has visited Treasurer's House three times over her reign to date, when you join a tour around the house during this time, see archive imagery and menus from her visit. 

Alongside the regular tour, your guide will take time to share stories from the most VIP of guests, both to the house, and to the city of York. 

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