For decades, primary school children across the land – or possibly just in York – have been taught about the sighting of ghostly Roman soldiers at Treasurer’s House click here to find out more. If you fancy seeing if you can spot any yourselves, Treasurer’s House is throwing its doors open for free – and offering free tours of the ghost cellars (rather you than me, to be honest) – for Heritage Open Days this weekend. This annual national festival sees lots of great places allowing visitors to enter for free, and in York you can visit The Bar Convent, York Minster Stone yard, The Stained Glass Centre, Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens and many other places.
If you fancy visiting Treasurer’s House, there’ll be free entry on Saturday 10th September and Sunday 11th September (11am to 4pm). Ghost cellar tours are at 11.30, 12.30, 13.00, 14.00, 14.30 and 15.30 and places are limited, so arrive early to bag a spot. Children need to be aged 8+ (and of a brave disposition).
For more details about Heritage Open Days, visit the website. Please note that pre-booking is required for some places, and the dates and times differ so do double-check details before you travel.