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Half-term Family Fun

Come one and all this half-term for some family fun and find Gregory our resident Townhouse Mouse, as he invites young mouselings to follow his trail throughout this historic Georgian Townhouse.

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Our first visitors

We were delighted to welcome our very first visitors for the 2016 Season through our new Visitor Reception and Museum Shop. Why not come and take a look – and find out what makes our visitors smile.

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Gregory The Town House Mouse

Gregory The Town House Mouse

England’s Finest Georgian Town House

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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