Fairfax House Museum

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Mon-Thurs Sat 1100-1700
Sun 1330-1700
Closed Fri

Admission charges

Adult
Concession

£6.00
£5.00
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.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
The Keeping of Christmas

The Keeping of Christmas

  • 14 November — 31 December 2017 *on now

Experience Fairfax House in all its splendour as it celebrates The Keeping of Christmas with a magnificent festive installation inspired by the traditions of the eighteenth century. See the Georgians’ love of the natural world as they decorated their homes for Christmas, as well as their festive food, extravagant dining table displays, elegant decorations, and remarkable Twelfth Night Cake.

Mulled wine and mince pies will be served in The Georgian Kitchen throughout the season.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free as part of admission to Fairfax House

Website

http://www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk/whats-on/exhibition-the-keeping-of-christmas/

Fairfax House Museum
Fairfax House
Castlegate
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 1RN
England

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Website

Telephone

01904 655 543

Fax

01904 652 262

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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