Welcome to York Mansion House



Following increased concern around Covid-19, we've made the difficult decision to close the Mansion House for the foreseeable future. The situation will be monitored daily, and we hope to be welcoming you back soon.

Please keep following us on social media, and keep an eye on the website for the latest updates. The team will be hard at work behind the scenes to create some exclusive digital tours for you, and sign up to our newsletter for the latest information.

As we have for almost 300 years, we celebrate and support the people of York, and stand in solidarity with the UK and the rest of the world.


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.

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.