Fairfax House Museum
01904 655 543
01904 652 262
Come and unlock the splendour within the finest Georgian town house in England. A classical architectural masterpiece of its age, Fairfax House was originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax. Its richly decorated interior was designed by York's most distinguished eighteenth-century architect, John Carr.
Extensively adapted in the twentieth century as a cinema and dance hall, Fairfax House was saved from decay and returned to its former glory by York Civic Trust in 1982-84.
Today, Fairfax House once more transports you to the splendour of city-living in Georgian York, the centre of polite society.
Mon-Thurs Sat 1100-1700
Concessions include senior citizens and students.
Great family savings
Entry is FREE for Children under sixteen, so a visit to Fairfax House offers great savings for a family visit.
York Art Gallery at Fairfax House
See ten outstanding paintings and pieces of sculpture from York Art Gallery's collection on display in the magnificent surroundings of Fairfax House, a Georgian town house on Castlegate, a few doors away from York St Mary's, our contemporary art venue.
- Any age
In the Name of the Rose: The Jacobite Rebellions, Symbolism and Allegiance
The Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745 had a dramatic impact upon Georgian society.
Marking the 250th anniversary of Fairfax House, In the Name of the Rose sheds light on the secretive world of Jacobite allegiance during this troubled period, uncovering the use of symbolism to convey covert messages of loyalty to the cause of the exiled Stuarts.
At the heart of this exhibition lies the rose, the most potent and evocative of Jacobite symbols, inspiring faith, courage and hope. 9 August to 31 December 2013
- Any age
Free with admission.