Discover the story of chocolate
Our journey begins thousands of years ago in the rainforests of Central America, where ancient tribes discovered the power of the mighty cocoa bean. It continues through to the 18th century, when it was embraced by York’s great Quaker families, who opened their own cocoa houses and chocolate shops.
Over the next 300 years, the Tuke, Rowntree, Terry and Craven families made the city of York world-famous for its chocolate and sweets. So your expert guide is here to lead you through the history of chocolate’s founding families and the fascinating facts behind their finest creations in the Story Zone.