Fairfax House Museum

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

Website

Telephone

01904 655 543

Fax

01904 652 262

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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.

York Art Gallery at Fairfax House

  • 2 February 2013 — 1 January 2015 *on now

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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free.

Website

http://www.yorkartgallery.org.uk/Page/ViewSpecialExhibition.aspx?CollectionId=67

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Housekeeper Mrs. Pyatt in Fairfax House After Dark

Fairfax House After Dark

  • 16 — 17 May 2014 7:30-9pm

As part of Museums at Night Fairfax House is opening its doors after dark for a highly unusual and illuminating candlelit performance by the mansion’s ‘original Georgian inhabitants’. Electric lighting will be strictly taboo! You will be taken through the House by Lord Fairfax and members of his household staff by candlelight and given an unvarnished insight into 18th-century life.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets: Adults £14.00, Children £7.00 includes refreshments

Website

http://www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk

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