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Eating and shopping at Treasurer’s House

A visitor enjoying tea and cake in the tea-room
Call into the cafe for tea and cake | © National Trust Images/Osker 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. Whilst your visiting don't miss the National Trust shop, just around the corner from the house and close to York Minster. You’ll find plenty of products to browse and buy.

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 ...

  • Freshly baked scones
  • Freshly baked cakes
  • Soup
  • Toasties
  • Sandwiches
  • Jacket potatoes

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.

Paperbacks on a shelf in the second-hand bookshop at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
Find a pre-loved page turner | © National Trust Images/David Goacher

The National Trust shop in York city centre

The closest 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 and rather than squeeze into a space in the house, it's a large airy building, perfect for perusing.

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...

Two garden mice ornaments holding a pink rose
Add extra flare to your garden with cast iron sculptures | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Gifts for all occasions

Make their day 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, wrapping paper and sustainably sourced gift bags...even pens to write them with.

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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.

Young man looking closely at a large tapestry hanging on a wall

Book your visit

Pre-booking a tour is advised to guarantee your chosen day and time slot. Please select your chosen arrival window and the tour will depart at the end of this time. You can book for today up until 8am, and the next slots will be released every Thursday. If you've missed booking, drop into admissions and the team will book you on the next available tour.

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