Get festive at Fairfax House as you journey through the magnificent townhouse and collections. Room by room, atmospheric and magical scenes display the generous gifts bequeathed to York Civic Trust for the benefit of the people of York.
Meet Noel Terry for a 1940s family Christmas and discover the story behind the many splendid gifts he left to York. Then journey back in time and join a raucous Georgian Christmas dinner party, where our stunning collection of silverware purchased with bequests from Arthur Smallwood and Leslie Boothman will sparkle in the candlelight. An innovative display of gifted antique porcelain will decorate the Kitchen, whilst upstairs you will find a showcase of beautiful eighteenth-century costume and our world-class collection of historic clocks. The exhibition culminates in the Saloon with an installation of over 400 pieces of Georgian glassware gifted by John Butler, illuminated and shimmering for a show-stopping spectacle.