Our first visitors

We were delighted to welcome our very first visitors for the 2016 Season through our new Visitor Reception and Museum Shop. Why not come and take a look – and find out what makes our visitors smile.

We are open!

Fairfax House opens its doors this Saturday 6th February after renovation works to create a stunning new visitor reception and museum shop.

Open Doors this Weekend

Don’t miss a behind the scenes look at Fairfax House this Saturday and Sunday during York Residents’ Festival. We are offering FREE entry to York residents’ but we are open to all …

Fairfax House Stays Open

In spite of the terrible floods hitting York, Fairfax House is OPEN. Come and enjoy seeing the house for the last few days before it closes for its annual deep clean in winter. We will be open on 29, 30 and 31 December as well as 2 January.

Beat the Christmas Blues

Looking for something to do over the Christmas break? Fairfax House will be open from 27 December to 2nd January including the Bank Holiday Monday on 28 December. Make the most of the fabulous Christmas installation, ‘The Keeping of Christmas’ and your last chance to see the exhibition, Consuming Passions: Luxury Shopping in Georgian Britain.

Closed: Monday 7 December

Due to our Volunteers’ Christmas Parties being held on Monday 7th December, Fairfax House will not be open for its usual tours at 11am and 2pm.

Mount Chamber Choir to sing at Christmas Extravaganza

Fairfax House is delighted to welcome The Mount School’s Chamber Choir as they sing from the Grand Staircase to fill Fairfax House with beautiful festive music for our Christmas Evening Extravaganza on Thursday 3rd December.

NEW Training Course just opened – Join Us!

The next round of volunteer induction training to become a Room Host has just opened. Don’t miss your chance to be involved. Volunteering at Fairfax House allows you indulge your passion for heritage and provide you with ‘behind-the-scenes’ access …

Christmas Shopping Evening: 15% Off

Join us for late night shopping on Thursday 3 December and buy your gifts for Christmas with 15% off. The house will stay open from 5.00-8.00pm. Please stop by and enjoy a glass of mulled wine.

The Keeping of Christmas is now open

Each year Fairfax House dons its festive glad rags in November to celebrate the Keeping of Christmas. The house is transformed with evergreens, Georgian decorations and a stunning dining table installation.