NEW Volunteer Opportunity

Fairfax House has just launched a new volunteer opportunity to get involved in exhibitions as an Exhibition Gallery Assistant. Welcoming visitors into our gallery space, and assisting with visitor questions and queries, Gallery Assistants have an important role to play in our exciting and diverse programme of exhibitions designed to offer new viewpoints and ways of […]

We’re in countdown mode

Just under 20 days left of The Rise & Fall of the Georgian Heel. Don’t miss your chance to see this unabashed homage to the shoe – and choose which pair you couldn’t live without…

Romantic, rebellious or downright ruthless?

The highwayman is a familiar figure to most. Join us on Wednesday 27 April at 7.00pm for a guest lecture by Professor James Sharpe who uncovers the The Georgian Highwayman and the realities of life on the eighteenth-century highway.

The last suspect … now you decide

Thomas Kip, Linkboy, is the last suspect to come under the magnifying glass. Poor and living with his family in the slums of Water Lanes, Thomas earns a crust by guiding sedan chairs by the light of his torch. He came to Fairfax House at 7 o’clock of the night in question so had ample opportunity. His father is in prison for stealing – has Thomas inherited his weakness for theft?

Two more suspects

In this Agatha Christie-like mystery, two more suspects have appeared. Molly Pickering, Housemaid, was bidden to put the jewels away but forgot to lock the drawer! A tall tale? Or what about Tobias Labadee, a sailormouse from the Caribbean who was witnessed skulking outside of Fairfax House on the day of the robbery? Keep sniffing sleuths. Read more…

The plot thickens…

Adding to the line-up of suspects are Hannah Garthwaite, a poor dressmaker who is out of pocket after making a mistake on Anne’s new gown. And James O’ Connall, Gentlemouse, who called at the House on the day of the crime to meet Gregory and Anne and have a tour of their magnificent townhouse.