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Restoring the Devotional

The Fairfax House curatorial team are currently raising £500.00 to restore a very precious item from the collection, a leather-bound devotional book. This pocket-sized prayer book dates back to 1685 and would’ve been referred to daily for guidance through inspirational prayers. Its significance lies in the fact that it is one of only three pieces in the […]

A letter from our Chair and Chief Executive

Dear Volunteers, Members & Friends Over the last two months the teams at York Civic Trust and Fairfax House, working from home, have been delivering some amazing work across all fronts. Hopefully this great digital content has been seen by and reached more people than ever before. You may have seen some of it in […]

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England’s Finest Georgian Town House

Come and unlock the splendour within the finest Georgian town house in England. A classical architectural masterpiece of its age, Fairfax House was originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax. Its richly decorated interior was designed by York’s most distinguished eighteenth-century architect, John Carr.

Extensively adapted in the twentieth century as a cinema and dance hall, Fairfax House was saved from decay and returned to its former glory by York Civic Trust in 1982-84.

Today, Fairfax House once more transports you to the splendour of city-living in Georgian York, the centre of polite society. The superb Noel Terry collection of furniture, clocks, paintings and decorative arts, described by Christie’s as one of the finest private collections of the twentieth century, perfectly complements the house, bringing it to life and creating a special lived-in feeling.

With an exciting programme of special events and changing exhibitions, there is always a reason to visit Fairfax House.

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