Mansion House opens its doors to the public

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COUNCIL bosses hope to be in a position to put in a full bid for Lottery cash for a project to promote the official residence of the Lord Mayor of York before the end of the year.

The doors of the Mansion House were opened to the public yesterday when visitors were given the chance to meet with members of the civic party and learn details of a Heritage Lottery Fund final bid which is currently being developed ahead of it being submitted in November.

The project involves restoring the kitchens and improving displays and access to the civic collection of gold and silverware, as well as developing a conservation plan for the structure.

The Mansion House’s foundation stone was laid in 1725 and the building was finished seven years later. The office of the Lord Mayor in York is the second oldest in the country after London.