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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!
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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St. Helens Square, York YO1 9QL, England
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+44 1904 552036
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"lord mayor"
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"guild hall"
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"interesting building"
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"well worth a visit"
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"audio guide"
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"value for money"
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"civic"
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"mayors"
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"paraphernalia"
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"grandeur"
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"history"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought it was a bit expensive for what you saw, but your a visitor you can't expect much else. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never saw inside this building before. Beautiful. Very well presented. Good audio guide. Really liked the cooking activity in the kitchen.

Thank Murphyandjazz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting to visit the Lord Mayors residence although somewhat frustrating that quite a lot was closed for a private function

Thank Alan W
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Been waiting a while to visit - every time we have been to York it was under renovation. Now it was open. Given an audio system to use which after a few mistakes worked well and was informative. Enjoyed seeing the upper floor displays and...More

Thank Will D
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Although I have been to york since I was little I had never visited this house. It is worth a visit and is beautiful inside, although it can feel abit empty compared to other Georgian houses. There are a few rooms you can visit, a...More

Thank turnerfamily6
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Called in just on the off chance while passing, £6.50 per adult inc audio guide. 2 floors of rooms and cellars, nice collection of silver upstairs, very similar to Fairfax house but not as opulent, building has a lift for those who need it but...More

Thank wazza99
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Very impressed with my visit here today. Friendly staff, great audio guide, magnificent house and brilliant Audio visuals. Loved 'making' beef a la mode!

Thank Anthea L
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Mansion House is a striking looking building that is well worth a visit. The price of £6 includes a free audio guide. The grand rooms and main hall upstairs include some fabulous gold and silver pieces, but my favourite part of the house was downstairs...More

Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

The Mansion House recently reopened. It is interesting that the Lord Mayor of York resides on the fourth floor during their term of office. The building looks outstanding from the outside and we gather it has been underpinned to stop it falling into the river....More

Thank Kenneth P
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Mansion House is one of my top 10 houses to visit in the UK. It was my first visit today and its restoration has brought the place alive. Every room is beautiful and has been painstakingly restored and the volunteers are so helpful and informative....More

Thank Freddie K
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