Built in the 1850's as the Depot Superintendent's Quarters, this historic house is the last remaining part of York's Convict Depot. It became the official home of the Resident Magistrate hence the name, the Residency.
In the early 20th century it was part of the Old York Hospital, and later saved from disrepair by the York Society. It opened as a Municipal Museum in 1972 and continues to be managed by the Shire, with help from community volunteers.
The Residency Museum is owned and run by the Shire of York, located in Brook Street, York and not part of the York Society Open- 1pm -3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11am – 3.30pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Guided tours / homemade teas available for 10+ persons by prior arrangement. Contact the Curator Carol Littlefair.