Welcome to the Mansion House, home to the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of York since 1732.
The Mansion House was built as a home, and a place for the Lord Mayor to entertain visitors to the city, and also to house the wonderful civic collections. Still used today for the same purpose, the Mansion House is also open for you to explore. Discover the great civic treasures behind the big blue doors, and uncover some 'civic secrets'.
October 2015 - Mansion House Closed for Refurbishment
The Mansion House is currently closed for a major restoration project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is scheduled to re-open in Autumn 2016.
When the house re-opens, it will be open to the public on 5 days per week and there will be much more to see and do, including an exhibition of the Civic gold and silver collection, a Georgian kitchen and a range of activities for schools and families. Guided tours will continue to take place and the house will still be available for private bookings when not open to the public.
To find out more, and to follow our video diary, go to the 'Opening Doors' Restoration Project page. We'll also be posting updates on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Watch out for the new podcast that will soon be appearing on this site. Architects De Matos Ryan and designers Redmans will be explaining what has happened so far and how this fits in with future plans.
In the meantime, we've published the 3rd edition of our newsletter and created a new collection on our History Pin site, called 'Restoration in Progress', so that you can see how work is progressing. We'll be adding more pictures to this as time goes on. Click on the 'Opening Doors Restoration Project' heading to find out more.
Thursday, April 14, 2016