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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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THE TALE OF THE ‘TEA TUB’ AND OTHER STORIES

Wednesday 22 October 2014


PERFORMANCE - FAIRFAX HOUSE AFTER DARK

Wednesday 29 October 2014

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EXHIBITIONS


EXHIBITION - THE KEEPING OF CHRISTMAS

Tuesday 18 November 2014 - Friday 2 January 2015

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EXHIBITION: HEAD TO TOE: ACCESSORISING THE GEORGIANS

Friday 28 March 2014 - Sunday 2 November 2014

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VOLUNTEER AT FAIRFAX HOUSE- AUTUMN 2014 TRAINING COURSE DATES NOW CONFIRMED!

Fairfax House is currently looking for people in and around York with a passion for history and a flair for sharing their enthusiasm with others to join our team of volunteers. Various roles are available within our volunteering team, from acting as guides and room hosts to administration and costumed work. Please click on 'volunteer at Fairfax House' above for more information.

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