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 HAS ARRIVED AT FAIRFAX HOUSE 'GEORGIAN STYLE'
'The Keeping of Christmas' exhibition is on now until 31 December 2013. Enjoy the House in all its splendour, beautifully decorated for the festive season.
For opening times over Christmas and the New Year, please click on the VISIT tab.
NEXT EXHIBITION: 100 YEARS OF FASHION ACCESSORIES: 1720-1820Saturday 1 March 2014 - Monday 1 September 2014
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FAIRFAX HOUSE FASHION ACCESSORIES SYMPOSIUM
Advance notice! To accompany our exhibition 'From Head to Toe: Accessorising the Georgians' (March to September 2014) Fairfax House will be hosting a one-day symposium on 'Fashion, Function & Ornament: Accessorising the Georgians' on 20 June 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.