Information about what and where the Treasure House is, where you can park, opening hours, cost, disabled access and what there is to do and see.
The Treasure House is a one-stop centre for heritage and information services, providing access to museum, library and archive services under one roof. The tower also offers superb views of Beverley.
State-of-the-art environmentally controlled stores hold the collections of the East Riding Archives, Beverley Art Gallery, Beverley Guildhall and archaeology of the Museums Service.
The Treasure House opened in 2007 and was made possible through a grant of £3.9m from the Heritage Lottery Fund, for which East Riding is very grateful.
Information about our exhibitions and events can be found in our brochure:
Treasure House Exhibitions and Events brochure 2017 (pdf 3mb opens in new window)
The Treasure House is located on Champney Road, Beverley, HU17 8HE. It is about 10 minutes walk from the railway and bus stations.
View a location map of the Treasure House
There is no on-site parking during the day at the Treasure House, you should park in one of the public car parks in Beverley. The closest car park is in Grayburn Lane off Lairgate.
View a map of Grayburn Lane car park
To find other car parks in Beverley, please use our car park finder.
On a Saturday, the car park behind the Treasure House is available to use as a pay and display car park.
The Treasure House is open at the following times:
Please use the following contact details depending on the nature of your enquiry:
Please send us an enquiry online (opens in new window)
Museum, art gallery and room bookings (01482) 392780
Archives, local and family history enquiries (01482) 392790
Treasure HouseChampney RoadBeverleyHU17 8HE
East Riding archives and local studies serviceCounty HallBeverleyHU17 9BA
Library: (01482) 392750
Reference library: (01482) 392755
Reference Library: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beverley LibraryChampney RoadBeverleyHU17 8HE
East Riding Museums ServiceTreasure HouseChampney RoadBeverleyHU17 8HE
Admission is free. There may be individual charges for some of the organised events.
As you enter the main entrance of the Treasure House, you will see the research room of the East Riding archives and local studies in front of you. Here you have access to a range of rare books, old newspapers, documents, photographs, maps, plans and microform resources of East Riding history. Experienced archivists are on hand to help you with your searches. To the left of the research room, there is the conservation workshop where you can watch our specialist conservators restoring fragile historic documents.
Go to Caring for our documents to find out more about the work of the conservators.
More information about Archives events can be found in our brochure:
If you turn to your right at the main entrance, there is a corridor leading to the Beverley library. As you walk along the corridor, you will see notice boards on your right where posters and information sheets are displayed. The toilets and lockers to use when visiting the archive research room are also located here on your right.
On your left, there is an area for changing displays. These may be planning applications or small exhibitions from some of the East Riding museums. Alongside the ramp to the library there are often displays from local colleges.
It is worth checking back here regularly to see if there is anything new on display.
At the end of the corridor is the Beverley library. Here you can get access to all the library resources including the lending and reference libraries, computers, newspapers and children's area. Much more information on the library services is available by going to the libraries page.
More information about Beverley library events can be found in our brochure:
On the first floor you will see the reception desk for the museum and art gallery and the gift shop.
If you pass the reception desk to your left and go through the double doors, you will find the museum display of 'East Riding Treasures'. In addition to displays on the geology, natural history, landscape and people, you will find the South Cave Weapons Cache, a nationally important display of Iron Age swords. In this gallery, there are also interactive activities for children, including puzzles, dressing-up costumes, and a drawing table.
Immediately in front of you as you enter the gallery, there is the Archives' Document of the Month' which showcases different items from the collections each month.
Returning back to the corridor, there is a gallery of temporary museum displays. Here there are frequently-changing displays of East Riding local history, often prepared by local community groups, or touring exhibitions from national museums or galleries. Again it is worth checking here regularly to see if there is anything new. More information about the exhibition programme in this gallery is available by going to the exhibitions at the Treasure House page of the East Riding museums website, or by downloading our brochure:
Treasure House Exhibitions and Events brochure 2017 (pdf)
Along the exhibition corridor is the coffee lounge. Some parts of the exhibitions often extend into the coffee lounge so you can enjoy the displays while you enjoy your refreshments. There is also a display case showing archaeology or recent acquisitions to the museum collections.
Champney coffee lounge men (pdf 87kb - opens in new window)
Leaving the coffee lounge and exhibition gallery, you will find the Beverley Art Gallery. The first of the two galleries displays pictures from the permanent collection. There is also a display chest which displays smaller themed collections. One of the main pictures on permanent display here is The Panic, which is the world's largest cattle painting!
For more information on the Art Gallery visit the Treasure House and Beverley Art Gallery page of the East Riding museums website.
More information about Art Gallery exhibitions and events can be found in our brochure:
The second of the two galleries has temporary art displays. These may be collections from local artists, touring national exhibitions or displays from amateur art groups. Both galleries have activities for children; more information on these is available from the children and families pages of the East Riding museums website.
Returning back to the lift and stairs, you can go up to the top of the tower where there are 360-degree views over the roof tops of Beverley and towards the Minster. This gives a different perspective on the town and is well worth a visit.
There is an active programme of events and activities associated with many aspects of the Treasure House. These can include family history days in the archives, reading sessions in the library, talks and lectures in the museum, previews in the art gallery, and themed activity days or children's drop-in days.
Download our latest brochure for more details: