Maister House

Maister House
160 High Street
East Yorkshire

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014




01723 879900

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18th-century merchant's house

Rebuilt in 1743 after a fire, this merchant's house survives from Kingston-upon-Hull's international trading heyday.

The exterior of the House appears very plain but this simplicity is a typical feature of Palladian architecture. The present stone steps and railings at the front entrance were designed by Mr. Johnson in a Georgian style.

Inside you will see delicate wrought-iron balustrade to the stairs and gallery. On the wall above the stairs is a niche containing a statue of Ceres, the goddess of the harvest, by Cheere and on the opposite wall is a plaque representing the philosopher John Locke.

Note: Maister House is occupied by tenants. The entrance hall and staircase are open to the public.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

Admission charges



  • National Trust
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Heritage Open Days 2014: Maister House

  • 11 — 14 September 2014

Maister House was built in 1743 for Henry Maister, an important merchant and MP for the town. The three-storey brick exterior belies the spectacular interior with its ornate hall ceiling, stone staircase and lavish stucco work by Joseph Page, who went on to design houses for other merchants in High Street. The property is Grade I listed and is the only National Trust building in the East Riding. It is also a house with secrets, most notably the story of eight ancient golf clubs discovered in a boarded up recess in 1898, which experts believe could go back many centuries, possibly even the oldest set of golf clubs in existence ( Volunteers from the Trust will be on hand to tell visitors all about this and other stories about the building. Ring bell on Thu/Fri for entry.


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings. Families and children are welcome to visit the gallery.