Fairfax House, York, North Yorkshire

Come and experience one of the finest eighteenth-century townhouses in England.

Fairfax House, York, North Yorkshire

Come and experience one of the finest eighteenth-century townhouses in England.

Let Fairfax House transport you to the splendour of city-living in Georgian York. Originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax and his daughter, it’s richly decorated interiors and magnificent stucco ceilings make it an architectural masterpiece. Fairfax House vividly recalls a lost world of 1760s-life with a beautiful collection of furniture and furnishings recreating the opulence, grandeur and comfort which once existed. For 2017 there is a stunning exhibition set throughout the house, Made in York: Enlightening the Georgian City, exploring the enlightened ideas, people, objects and discoveries that York created. Families can also meet Gregory, The Townhouse Mouse, and enjoy his award-winning children’s trail and quest.

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Features & Accessibility

  • Accredited Museum
  • Member of the Historic Houses Association
  • Winter Opening
  • Gift Shop
  • Group Visits

Fairfax House

Contact

Fairfax House, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

01904 655543

www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk

Opening times

Open February to December, Tuesday-Saturday: 10am–4.30pm & Sun: 12.30–4pm.
Monday Guided tours: 11am and 2pm. BH Mondays: 10am–4.30pm. Closed 24-26 December.

Directions

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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