From August 14th, we are delighted to invite you to experience the Mansion House through our new series of special interest and family-friendly tours. Thanks to the popularity of our Conservation tour in January, we will be bringing that back for two dates only, and we've got some fantastic, brand new tours for you to experience.

Booking is essential and safety guidance still applies, so please ensure you read our FAQ section prior to your visit.


Little Lord Mayors: A Family-Friendly Guided Adventure

Starting on Friday 14th August, and running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am 

With your little ones, enjoy a guided adventure through the Mansion House, discovering hidden treasures and magical secrets. Meet colourful characters and explore hidden areas, and learn all about the fascinating Lord Mayors who have lived and worked in the house for almost 300 years…

Tours will last for 45 minutes, and all usual admission charges apply. Booking is essential.


Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tour: Feasting and Frivolity– Meet the Lord Mayors

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August, 1.30pm 

Riots, railways, royalty and riches – the life of a Lord Mayor is rarely quiet. For almost three centuries, Lord Mayors have called the Mansion House their home, and as such, no other building in York can surely claim such a colourful history. While you may know their names, these infamous, brave and generous characters have all made their mark on the history of this remarkable building, and now is the time for you to discover their stories.

Tours will last for 45 minutes, and all usual admission charges apply. Booking is essential.





York Mansion House is a stunning events venue in the centre of the city, and has hosted a range of events from parlour games to product launches, black tie dinners to immersive theatrical feasts.  We will be updating this page seasonally, so keep checking back, or sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about what's going on.

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