Tickets and admission

Great value… For the price of just one visit, your ticket will give you 12 months’ complimentary admission to Fairfax House and repeat entry to the museum’s changing exhibitions. Tickets are valid for a full year from the date of your first visit and they can be used as many times as you like.

Adults: £8.00

Students: £7.50

65s and over: £7.50

Children 16 and under are free with a paying adult.

Click HERE to book online or you can walk-in on the day. If you would like to talk to a member of staff about your visit, please email or call 01904 655543.


Friends of Fairfax House, York Civic Trust members, York Pass holders, National Art Pass holders, Historic Houses Association members, and Carers accompanying a paying disabled person.

20% off for Museums Association and York Card Holders.

Tickets are personal and not transferable so we will ask you to sign your name on the ticket and you may be asked for ID on your return visit. Your ticket will only be accepted for re-admission if it has been signed on the day of your first visit.


Pre-booking is recommended for general admission, however walk-ins are always welcome.

We do always recommend pre-booking for guided tours as they fill up quickly and spaces are limited, but you can walk-in ten minutes or so before and see if there is space. You can pre-book your tickets by clicking here.

Please note that you cannot pre-book on the same day you wish to visit – please visit the house as a walk-in guest in this instance (walk-ins are always welcome).


York Civic Trust is a registered charity and you can support our charitable aims through Gift Aid. Under the Gift Aid scheme, instead of paying an admission charge, you can now donate the same amount.

When you donate, you will be asked to confirm whether or not you are a UK taxpayer. Tax can only be reclaimed on donations made by individuals who pay UK income or capital gains tax at least equal to the amount reclaimed on their donations in the current tax year.

We can then recover tax on your donation. To us, that’s worth an extra 25p for every £1 you give! All you need to do is complete a simple declaration when you arrive. To help in this way you must be a UK taxpayer. Your details will remain confidential.

Thank you for supporting us. Every ticket purchased helps conserve York and preserve Fairfax House for future generations.