York Mansion House

The 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, the Mansion House has been home to the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of York since 1732 and is still in use today.

York Mansion House

View from York Mansion House

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 28th 2018

6 Responses to “York Mansion House”

  1. The Yum List says:

    Random thought – for some reason carpeted stairs seem much less dangerous than wood alone. Admiring those blue rugs.

    • CherryPie says:

      Most stairways in the UK are carpeted. You have got me wondering if I can think of a non carpeted stairway in a house/mansion.

  2. Oh is it usually open for the public to visit?
    I missed it last time…
    Betty’s around the corner. :)

    • CherryPie says:

      Yes it is open for the public to visit. You need to look at the website to see if it is something that would interest you.

  3. J_on_tour says:

    A lovely building that has always impressed me externally. I have only been inside once although I can’t recall if it was for an open doors day. A great floodlit spectacle at night. Thanks for the information.

    • CherryPie says:

      The building is impressive from the inside too. The presentations within the house were only mildly interesting, although I learned some things from the exhibits.