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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...more
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St. Helens Square, York YO1 9QL, England
+44 1904 552036
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All reviews lord mayor audio guide st helen's square interesting building state rooms guild hall well worth a visit quick visit enjoyable visit value for money civic mayors portraits pantries information display grandeur
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

The Lord Mayor's House; and very fine it is too. Very much enjoyed looking round the rooms and seeing the impressive silverware.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 21 October 2018

The Mansion House has been recently restored and is now looking very impressive. As well as the "state rooms", there are separate exhibition spaces in the upper rooms and in the kitchens. A good way of spending an hour or so exploring York's history.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

A very interesting building. Built for the Mayor of York to live in it is still in use today but still very Georgian in appearance inside. 4 floors to view and we were offered an iPad style guide to help us look around which was...More

Thank Jose702013
Reviewed 23 September 2018

A very well informed visit to The Mansion House, York, thanks to an audio guide that takes the form of a tablet, plus very well labelled display cases. The kitchen has an informative, yet fun, cookery demonstration (l won't go into too much detail so...More

Thank NotaBene07
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Stopped here recently to look around the Mansion House. Was given an i-pad to walk around with which gave a running commentary in each room. You could either have it on loudspeaker or silent, so it was very good. The Mansion House itself was very...More

Thank canadaDumfriesshire
Reviewed 8 September 2018

A very pleasant Georgian townhouse in a great setting in the historic city of York. Gives a really good sense of the history of the Lord Mayor and has plenty to do for a family or a solo trip! Friendly staff are on hand to...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

In all the many times we have visited York, this was the first time that we were able to inside the Mansion House. It well worth a visit and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We chose to take an audio-tour and we found...More

Thank honeysrascal
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

I've often walked past the Mansion House and never been in but I'm so glad I decided to visit. There's plenty to see and lots of information to learn using the ipads and interactive screens. The staff are all really helpful too, showing me all...More

Thank BrassCompass
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Built between 1725 and 1732 Mansion House in my opinion is one of the most beautiful buildings in York. It easily dominates St Helen's Square were it is located. The beautiful symmetry of the building,exquisite architecture and the great facade make it a very eye...More

Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We were nearby when we spotted Mansion House, the name being familiar, I quickly checked my phone and saw they accepted York Passes so in we went for a quick visit. Greeted by a very friendly and helpful staff member, we soon started exploring. If...More

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