Living History Weekend at Fairfax House

This weekend, 15-16 August, the Georgian age really comes to life at Fairfax House courtesy of The Mannered Mob. These talented performers will be taking over the house for the weekend in the roles of eighteenth-century men and women, so when you walk into Fairfax House you will find its wonderful Georgian interiors inhabited by […]

A Right Bobby Dazzler!

Did you see Fairfax House on Bargain Hunt on the 11th of May? Hannah Phillip, our Director, gave Tim Wonnacott a tour of the house and revealed a few of our best kept secrets! If you missed it, don’t panic – the episode will be available to view on the BBC iPlayer website for the […]

Exploring Viscount Fairfax’s cellar

Viscount Fairfax, like any self-respecting Georgian gentleman, prided himself on the fine cellar he maintained. Providing an ample supply of the finest wines was an essential part of eighteenth-century elite entertaining, and the surviving cellar records we have for Fairfax House show how seriously the Viscount took his duties in that respect. As part of […]

Luxury shopping Georgian-style

Our new exhibition at Fairfax House Consuming Passions: Luxury Shopping in Georgian Britain has been dazzling our visitors since it opened last month. We have a wealth of stunning luxury items from the eighteenth century on display, on loan from great museums, galleries and collections all over the country. These items have been carefully chosen […]