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Mansion House

St. Helens Square, York YO1 9QL, England
+44 1904 552036
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The official residence of the Lord Mayor of York and is one of York's great historic treasures houses and one of its best kept secrets of York's civic history from the simplicity of the hall way to the grandeur of the Stateroom, from seeking the secret drawers hidden in a bureau to discovering the chamber pot, The Mansion House is a fascinating building just waiting to be discovered!
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St. Helens Square, York YO1 9QL, England
+44 1904 552036
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

It was always the Lord Mayors Residence. The Lord Mayor would be elected by all the Town Councillours, and as a result of that would take up residence in the Mansion House. Behind the Mansion House is the historic Guild Hall. Beautiful Council Chambers over...More

Thank Judith R
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The outside of Mansion House is beautiful, but I also wish I could see inside. The location is great, as it's on a large square, so if you have to meet someone it's a convenient place.

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We were disappointed on our recent visit to York to discover the Mansion House closed. However we were delighted to discover this was for a major refurbishment with £1.5 million being invested by the Lottery Heritage Fund and York City Council. And for me the...More

Thank Mike Arran
Reviewed 28 September 2015

The Mansion House is currently completely empty, giving a rare, free insight into the bare bones of the building. No furniture, light fittings, carpets, no nothing. Access is more or less unrestricted. This was the first time I'd ever set foot inside and it will...More

1  Thank JohnScarr70
Reviewed 6 September 2015

A real piece of civic history and well worth a tour. Plenty of atmosphere and far from a museum. This is a well used working building and a real asset to the city, prominently situated within the heart of the commercial district.

Thank Quixote2001
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I rent the dining room for a catered banquet every July for my visiting American undergraduates (cost for the room 190 pounds for two hours). This year was as splendid as ever in the magnificent Georgian architecture and furnishings. The staff were helpful and obliging,...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Our guide was very helpful and gave a lot of information and helpful little anecdotes about the house. Amazing house and great introduction to Yorkshire and its history.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Only has limited openings , so book in advance. Great guides and information about the history of York, its past and current Lord Mayors and Sheriffs. Nice souvenirs as well

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

I was provided with a private tour of the mansion house by the current Lord Mayor of York. The state rooms and regalia are quite simply splendid. The Lord Mayor put on her robe and tricorn hat, whilst her attendant explained the history of the...More

1  Thank Relentlessvoyager
Reviewed 2 June 2015

The house is magnificent with some very old pieces, and the tour guide is so knowledgeable and funny! If you get a chance to see how heavy the few hundred year old sword is do it!

Thank Missyxxx
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