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Silver Screen 2017: Heroes & Villains

‘Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night’. The eagerly anticipated 2017 Silver Screen Festival (Friday, 3 February – Saturday, 11 February) and it’s line-up of 11 classic films from the golden age of Hollywood is now released. Find out which edge-of-the-seat films have made the cut…

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Fairfax House is the winner of the 2016 Frances Garnham Award, given by the Historic Houses Association (HHA) for Innovation in Education…

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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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