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Gibbons’ King David Panel nominated for top ten Art Fund work of the year

Celebrations all round! Grinling Gibbons’ King David Panel has been shortlisted by the Art Fund as one of its top 10 funded works in 2017. You can help Fairfax House in having a chance at winning this poll by casting a vote for your favourite artwork. www.artfund.org/workof2017

Mulled Wine and Mince Pies are here!

Fancy something warm and spicy to keep the winter chill out? Every day from now until Christmas (1-3pm) you can enjoy a glass of mulled wine and an all-butter Mince Pie in the Georgian Kitchen.

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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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