Welcome to York Mansion House - York's original house party, est. 1732

Past the grandeur of the prominent green doors and beautiful facade lies an inspiring, interactive environment where you can experience the story of York’s past and present. See how every Lord Mayor from the middle ages to the present day has danced, dined and entertained. It's a place that warmly welcomes families, and children particularly love the interactive cooking activities.

Marvel at the stunning gold and silver collections, explore the dramatic interiors and uncover civic secrets hidden within its walls. From the grandeur of the state room to experiencing life below stairs, in the restored Georgian kitchen, York Mansion House is a pleasure to discover.

York Mansion House is the earliest purpose built house for a Lord Mayor still in existence and predates the Mansion House in London by at least twenty years. The home was built as a place for the Lord Mayor to entertain visitors to the city and to house York’s wonderful civic collections.

Standing in the heart of our vibrant city, York Mansion House has been home to the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of York since 1732 and is still in use today. York residents get a 50% discount on admission with a YorkCard or proof of residence. Children are free with a paying adult.


York Mansion House St Helen's Square York YO1 9QL

Open hours today: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday


  • Tuesday


  • Wednesday

    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • 8 December, 2021 2:40 am local time

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