York Mansion House “Tailored Out of Hours Tour”
- 18 Jul 2018
- Start time
- 6:00 PM
- Mansion House
York Mansion House “Tailored Out of Hours Tour” cost £21 includes tea/coffee
York’s Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor, was built between 1725 and 1732, and predates the London Mansion House by twenty years. It has just undergone the largest restoration since it was built, as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund “Opening Doors” project. In addition to conserving one of the largest civic silver collections in England, (including a solid silver Charles II chamber pot and the Sigismund sword once owned by the Holy Roman Emperor in about 1416), the original kitchens have been restored and can now be visited.
Ww will begin with tea/coffee in the State Room, and then have a guided tour to see the house, both above and below stairs. We will see the gold and silver, the portraits and hear the history.
When we leave there will be an optional meal in a nearby pub.