Things to see and do at Treasurer's House

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Treasurer’s House reveals wealthy industrialist and intrepid traveller Frank Green’s love of furniture and interior design. Climb the stairs to discover this house of contradiction and the very special collection it contains.

The house of treasures

Frank Green filled Treasurer's House with an extensive array of antique furniture, ceramics, art and textiles collected from around the world. Wander through the house and uncover the stories of royal visits, the collection and more about the man behind them. What will be your favourite? Find out what some of the team picked here.

Walks, talks and cake

Blooming lovely - Sunday 23 June 2-4.45pm

As part of the Bloom! festival in 2019, join our resident flower arranger in the house to see how she creates the opulent displays, discuss all things floral over tea and cake and join a special tour. Sadly this event has been cancelled.

Conservation and cake - Tuesday 2 July 9.30-11.30am

Come before we open for an exclusive behind the scenes insight into conservation at Treasurer’s House. Get a closer look at some of the special and unusual artefacts in the house and experience conservation first hand with the experts. Polish off your morning with a chat to the team over coffee and cake.

Each event costs £12 per person. Please call on 01904 624247 to book.

Keep an eye out for new events.

" Once inside, you get such an incredible mixture of rooms decorated in all different styles, done in such eccentricity, that you will be amazed at every turn."
- Review by a TripAdvisor traveller

Take a closer look

Ahead of your visit, watch curator Andrew talk through some surprising features in the house so when you do stop by, you'll know a little more about what lies beneath, above and all around.

Take in every detail as you climb the William and Mary staircase
Man standing on a staircase underneath a large chandelier
Take in every detail as you climb the William and Mary staircase

The award winning city garden

Winner of the Gold Award from the Yorkshire in Bloom team for the five years since 2014, the garden is a tranquil haven in the heart of the city. Visit the garden for free on open's a delightful spot to escape the hustle and bustle if you're shopping, seeing the sights or on your lunch break. Explore the garden more here.

Family visits

Children will be amazed by the collection at Treasurer's House, there is lots to seek out in the many rooms and in the delightful garden. During the holidays, we'll have special activities for all the family.

Playing in the secluded garden at Treasurer's House
Playing in the garden at Treasurer's House
Playing in the secluded garden at Treasurer's House

Tours to hidden parts of the house

Head into the cellars with your guide to discover the archaeology below our feet and see where Harry Martindale saw the Roman ghosts literally walking through the wall. On others days head into the attics and get a chance to see superb views over York from the roof.

Tours are suitable for 5 years and over. A full visit with admission charge to the rest of the house is not necessary to enjoy the cellar or attic tour. Tours cost £4 per adult and £3.50 per child.

Please check the individual tour pages on the links above or call ahead to check on the day if you are planning a visit especially for a tour 01904 624247.

Step below stairs to the café

The recently extended cafe is in the servants' spaces of the house and is free to enter. Step below stairs to enjoy a seasonal selection of freshly cooked lunch dishes, cakes and infamous scones including the Christmas pudding scone on the lead up to Christmas. You don't need to purchase a ticket to the house, so it's the perfect place to escape the hustle of the city or meet friends and family. See more about the cafe here.