The Treasuer’s House

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The Treasurer’s House, discreetly nestled behind magnificent York Minster, holds a hidden history waiting to be uncovered. In 1897, this splendid townhouse was acquired by Frank Green, the grandson of a prominent industrialist. With remarkable speed, by 1900, Frank Green had meticulously transformed it into an opulently adorned residence, perfectly prepared to host Edward VII.

Joining a guided tour of Treasurer’s House provides an opportunity to explore the fascinating life of Frank Green and the incredible metamorphosis of this historic house into the show home we see today.


This townhouse, acquired by Frank Green in 1897, has undergone a transformation into the captivating showpiece it is today. Visitors can explore its history on guided tours available from April to October and on Sundays. For a deeper dive into the house’s past and its former residents, consider the specialized tours. The house also welcomes guests during the festive season when it is beautifully decorated for Christmas, with a new theme to enchant visitors each year.


Descend into the basement café, where a seasonally changing menu awaits in a unique setting. As you enjoy your refreshments, there’s a selection of second-hand books available for reading or purchase with a voluntary donation. The café welcomes visitors on open days, and there’s no admission fee.


The award-winning garden at Treasurer’s House offers a retreat in the bustling heart of York. From here, you’ll be treated to unparalleled views of majestic York Minster, creating an ideal environment for relaxation. Just around the corner, you’ll find a spacious high street shop offering a diverse range of National Trust-inspired products.

High Street Shop

A brief stroll around the corner from Treasurer’s House leads you to the high street shop, open year-round. Here, you can explore an array of homeware, gifts, and locally crafted goods, all of which support the National Trust’s important work.

Opening Times

From April to October, visitors can explore Treasurer’s House via guided tours, with the last tour departing at 3 pm. During November and December, no advance booking is required, and the last entry is at 3:15 pm.


  • Free admission for National Trust members and holders of other relevant passes, including but not limited to Yorkshires Great Houses, Castles and Gardens, and the Visit York Pass.
  • Adults: £10
  • Children: £5

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The Treasuer’s House, Minster Yard, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7JL
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