Fairfax House, York, North Yorkshire

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

Fairfax House, York, North Yorkshire

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 Anne, this eighteenth-century townhouse’s richly decorated interiors, magnificent stucco ceilings and beautiful collection of furniture 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 2020 – ‘Influencers: The people who shaped eighteenth-century Britain’ and ‘Keeping Up with the Georgians: Celebrity, Society and Satire’, as well as the annual Living History Weekend in August. Families can also meet Gregory, The Townhouse Mouse, and enjoy his award-winning 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–5pm & Sun: 11am–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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