The house is now open with access by a small group guided tour. Pre-booking is not always needed although recommended to guarantee your tour time, especially on weekend and holidays. Head to the website for everything you need to know ahead of visiting as things are a little different.
Only a few metres from York Minster, this was the first house ever given to the National Trust complete with a collection - and it is not all that it first seems.
It has a history spanning 2,000 years, from the Roman road under the cellar to the Edwardian servants' quarters in the attics, and thirteen period rooms in between.
The house you see today is one man's remarkable collection of antique furniture, ceramics, textiles and paintings from a 300-year period. Frank Green took three separate buildings and made his version of a historic house. He knew exactly how he wanted it to look from moving walls and placing studs in the floor for furniture – threatening to haunt the house if things moved.
The small city garden won gold from Yorkshire in Bloom for 6 consecutive years and has an enviable spot with views of the Minster. Free to enjoy on open days you can drop in or plan some time around your tour.
The café and shop remain closed however the large high street shop is just a short walk around the corner on Goodramgate – stocked full of products from local creatives, others inspired by National Trust places and all profits returning to support the work of the charity.
Head to the website for the opening times and full details.
|National Trust Members||Free|
|Family (2 adults)||£20|
|Family (1 adult)||£12|