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.
EASTER HOLIDAYS FAMILY EVENT: GEORGIAN GRAND DESIGNSWednesday 16 April 2014
NEW EXHIBITION: HEAD TO TOE: ACCESSORISING THE GEORGIANSFriday 28 March 2014 - Sunday 2 November 2014
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Fairfax House opens its doors to visitors on Friday 7 February 2014 after being closed during January for its annual winter clean. A warm welcome awaits all our visitors.
FAIRFAX HOUSE FASHION ACCESSORIES SYMPOSIUM
Advance notice! To accompany our exhibition 'From Head to Toe: Accessorising the Georgians' (28 March to 2 November 2014) Fairfax House will be hosting a one-day symposium on 'Fashion, Function & Ornament: Accessorising the Georgians' on 19 September 2014. For more details click here.
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.