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This cricket bat made c.1750 comes to us from the Marylebone Cricket Club Museum at Lord’s and surprisingly was created for use by a left-hander. First mentioned in 1624, Cricket had evolved into a popular spectator sport by the eighteenth century.


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The Museum Shop has just taken delivery of two new fabulous ranges. Discover the intricate hand-screen printed linen of Thornback & Peel in with their uniquely stylish and playful signature designs. Made in Yorkshire, Fikkerts body products are made from the very best natural ingredients sourced from all over the world and are instantly recognisable by their exquisite fragrances and imaginative design.

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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. The superb Noel Terry collection of furniture, clocks, paintings and decorative arts, described by Christie’s as one of the finest private collections of the twentieth century, perfectly complements the house, bringing it to life and creating a special lived-in feeling.

With an exciting programme of special events and changing exhibitions, there is always a reason to visit Fairfax House.

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