Fairfax House, York, North Yorkshire
Come and experience one of the finest eighteenth-century townhouses in England.
One of the nest Georgian townhouses in England, Fairfax House transports you to the world of Georgian Britain.
Originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax and his daughter, this eighteenth-century townhouse’s richly decorated interiors, magni cent stucco ceilings and beautiful collection of furniture and furnishings unfold a story of life behind closed doors in the bustling Georgian city of York: the food, the fashions and the entertainments.
Admission includes entry to Fairfax House’s two exhibitions for 2019 – ‘The Georgian Edit: Cutting-edge Fashion, Then and Now’ and ‘Savage Satire from the Pen of James Gillray’. Look out for Fairfax House’s calendar of special evening events. Families can also meet Gregory, The Townhouse Mouse, and enjoy his award-winning children’s trail and quest.
Features & Accessibility
- Accredited Museum
- Member of the Historic Houses Association
- Winter Opening
- Gift Shop
- Group Visits
Fairfax House, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN
Open February to December, Tuesday-Saturday: 10am–5pm & Sun: 11am–4pm.
Monday Guided tours: 11am and 2pm. BH Mondays: 10am–4.30pm. Closed 24-26 December.
Fairfax House is located in the heart of York, close to Clifford’s Tower, Coppergate and Jorvik Viking Centre. Park & Ride bus stop 2 minutes’ walk.
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