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.
CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT TOURThursday 20 November 2014
CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT TOURWednesday 26 November 2014
Join us this February for rollicking adventures, unbridled intrigue and poignant romance as we look through the cinematic lens at the dashing heroes, rakish villains and feisty heroines of the Georgian age immortalised in the studios of Hollywood and Pinewood. A line-up of cinema’s greatest names in acting and eleven award-winning movies set in the 18th and early 19th centuries will be screened in a week-long festival of classic film that evokes the golden age of Hollywood and celebrates Fairfax House’s former life as St. George’s Cinema.
Screenings run from 2nd - 8th February 2015. For more information, please click on the 'What's On' tab.
TIS' THE SEASON TO BE MERRY!