Archives: June 2015

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 […]