Group visits to Treasurer's House

A group of adults looking up at something

Come along and discover the rich mixture of period settings covering a range of historical fashions, all created by one man, Frank Green, between 1897 and 1930.

Bring your group

Tucked away in the shadow of York Minster, the 17th century Treasurer's House with its beautiful gardens is an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. 

We can make your visit to York city centre memorable with bespoke tours, delicious treats and a warm welcome. 

Tempting treats below stairs 

The recently refurbished Below Stairs Café is far away from the madding crowd in the heart of this historic house. From morning coffee and cake, light lunches and afternoon teas, all tasty treats are home-made and locally sourced recipes.

The cafe is licensed, has waitress service and can cater for groups of 15 to 40, and we can give you exclusive out-of-hours use, and private room functions. We are happy to arrange set menus, seasonal and themed options and can cater for special dietary requirements.

" Great uplifting story of restoration and preservation. Some splendid staff bring the place alive and are very knowledgeable and obviously love the place rightly so. Wonderful bits of furniture, some fascinating paintings, brilliant views and a café. I shall be back with family and friends in tow. Thank you."
- Andy W

Tours to hidden parts of the house

If your group has a thirst for history, you can choose to follow the professional guide to the basement and cellar depths and ponder over the mysterious ghostly event that took place there in 1953. Or if you’ve got a head for heights, head up into the attics to the old servants quarters, and get a chance to see some superb views over York.

A visit and therefore admission charge to the rest of the house is not necessary to enjoy the  tours. Tours cost £4 per adult and £3.50 per child.

If you want to ensure your group gets a tour - please ask about this as part of your booking and we will strive to tailor the offer to suit your needs where possible. Confirmation will depend on numbers in the group and the availability of the guide.

Stop by the shop

Pick up your Treasurer's House souvenirs at the shop below stairs or pop round the corner to our high street National Trust shop for a superb range of treasures for home and garden. Every penny you spend supports the conservation and care of the places we look after.

Visit with friends and uncover the stories of the house
Adults talking and looking around Treasurers House
Visit with friends and uncover the stories of the house

Good to know…

Make a day of it exploring York, and take in a visit to Goddards House and Garden, home of the famous Terry family, part of York’s chocolate heritage. It’s just a short bus ride away, or take a leisurely walk from the city centre taking in York race course and the Knavesmire along the way.

Need to know

  • Average length of visit is one - two hours.
  • Ideally located next to York Minster.
  • Group discount available for pre-booked groups of 15 people or more.
  • As a townhouse there are lots of stairs to navigate. See more about access here.
  • No coach parking. Nearest for York city centre at Clarence Street, York (10 minutes away).
  • Nearest coach drop-off point is five minutes away.
  • Free entry to National Trust members.

Booking essential, call 01904 624247 or email for further details.

If you're ready to book:

Treasurer's House group booking form (PDF / 0.1181640625MB) download

For details of what to expect on a visit in a document to share with your group:

Treasurer's House groups brochure 2020 (PDF / 1.138671875MB) download

Download directions to help you find your way to Treasurer's House on the day you visit:

Finding your way to Treasurer's House (PDF / 0.35546875MB) download