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Eating and shopping at Treasurer’s House

Visitors relaxing in the Orangery Café at Ham House and Garden, London
Choose the National Trust café for your pit stop in York | © National Trust Images/Oskar Proctor

Drop in for a drink or a light bite in the historic surroundings of Treasurer’s House or grab a new read from the second-hand bookshelves. You’ll find plenty to browse and buy in the National Trust shop, just around the corner from the house and close to York Minster.

The café at Treasurer’s House

Home to the National Trust Scone Blogger's favourite ever scone.

You don't need a ticket for Treasurer's House to use the café. The daily menu changes however, feel free to stop by and enjoy something tasty.

A flavour of what's on offer this season...

  • Turkey, cranberry and stuffing sandwiches, vegan alternative available
  • Brie, cranberry and spinach toastie
  • Leek and potato soup
  • Christmas cake
  • Chocolate and orange shortbread
  • Gingerbread latte with whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon

And speaking of cakes and scones, they're made fresh with different flavours to suit your tastebuds. During the festive season, try the infamous Christmas pudding scone, the favourite scone from the scone blogger's quest to try scones at every National Trust place.

There's seating inside the café, including high chairs for the youngest customers. Alternatively, you can take your refreshments away with you to enjoy outside.

Please note that the café is located downstairs and there are no lifts. Opening times mirror the house and garden.

Remember your reuseable cup

You are more than welcome to bring your own reusable cup – you'll get 25p off your hot drink as a thank you.

Allergen information

Most of the food and drink served is prepared on site in our kitchen, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free.

If you have an allergy or intolerance and would like ingredient information about the food and drink served, please ask the staff, who will be happy to help.

Always check when you visit

Visited before? We sometimes change our recipes to improve quality and flavour, including the ingredients. When you visit, please speak to one of our team to check the current allergen information for your favourite dish.

Thank you

Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.

Second-hand books

A new addition to the below stairs area of Treasurer's House are shelves with donations of pre-loved books. It's the perfect virtuous circle, peruse and pick one out if you're having a brew. When you've found something you like, leave your donation and take it home for your next read.

If and when you're having a book clear out yourself, donate back for onward sale. All donations support the work of the charity including looking after the places in our care in York.

Glass fronted National Trust shop on the ground floor with a white historic upper floor on a street corner
Don't miss out on some retail therapy when visting York | © National Trust Images / Annapurna Mellor

The National Trust shop in York city centre

Our shop is just around the corner from Treasurer’s House, across from York Minster at 32 Goodramgate. Like Treasurer’s House, it was donated to the Trust in 1930 by Frank Green.

The archway at the front once formed one of four entrances to the York Minster precinct. With timbers dating back to the late 12th century, it’s the last remaining entrance left standing today.

The friendly team are on hand if you need inspiration and National Trust vouchers or membership make a superb option.

Shop opening times

  • ​​​​Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday and bank holidays 11am - 5pm
  • Except, closed all day on Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
  • Closes at 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

Get in touch on 01904 659050 or email and a member of the team will be happy to help.

A little retail inspiration...

A wooden advent calendar, surrounded by lights and candles
Get ready for Christmas with decorations to welcome the holiday season | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Gifts for all occasions

With gifts for everyone from explorers, gardeners and foodies to choose from, you’re sure to find that perfect present. Pick up everything you need to make your gift special including a wide selection of cards, notelets and sustainably sourced gift bags. Get set for the countdown to the festive season with advent calendars, or get ahead and pick up your cards, giftwraps and diaries and calendars for 2024.

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Thank you

It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.

View across a historic room with a woman decorating a Christmas tree

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Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop.

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Christmas at Treasurer's House 

Discover beautiful and unique decorations, twinkling lights and all the warmth of the festive season at Treasurer’s House in York as we share stories of Frank Green's travels, 13 November - 17 December, Saturday - Wednesday. Head downstairs to the café serving seasonal treats and the shop around the corner to complete your visit.

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History of Treasurer’s House 

Discover tales of celebrity parties, workmen who wore slippers to keep the noise down, and the former owner’s threat to haunt the house if anything is changed.

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Things to see and do in the house at Treasurer’s House 

Explore this hidden gem in the heart of York. A unique building filled to the brim with antiques and art and made to one man's exacting standards. Meander with the house decorated for Christmas or join a tour April - October.

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Things to see and do in the garden at Treasurer’s House 

Escape the city and relax in the award-winning garden next door to York Minster – free to enjoy on open days. Winner of the gold award for Yorkshire in Bloom for six consecutive years and one of the best views in York.

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The ghost stories of Treasurer’s House 

Uncover some of the tales of spooky goings on at Treasurer's House. Many people have heard of the Roman soldiers walking through the cellar walls, but there are other more recently sighted spooks. Old ladies, cats and Mr. Frank Green, the last owner, make up more regular visions and smells. Read on to make up your own mind.