Museum Partners

Fairfax House has established an enviable reputation over the past 30 years for curating high-profile, academic exhibitions  to create inspiring, educational and innovative ways to view and give context to the eighteenth century.

Lending Partnerships are integral to the success of our exhibitions programme, and with the support of museums, collections and private collectors across the country we are pleased to be able to draw on and assemble a wealth of rich cultural material of national significance.

We are pleased to gratefully acknowledge the support of the following Lending Partners to our current exhibition, In Pursuit of Pleasure:

The Science Museum Group

Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove

The MCC Museum

National Fencing Museum

Pocklington School Foundation

Special Collections, Leeds University Library

York Racecourse

The Garrick Club

Borthwick Institute for Archives, The University of York

Harrogate Museum and Arts, Harrogate Borough Council

Gerald Coke Handel Collection, The Foundling Museum

Laurence Sterne Trust, Shandy Hall

Thackray Medical Museum

University of St Andrews

English Folk Dance and Song Society, Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, University of Oxford

Bath Library Services

The University of Bristol, Theatre Collection

Lancaster Museum


Past exhibition partners also include:

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries
Bath Library Services
The Bowes Museum
J.B. Priestly Library, University of Bradford
The British Dental Association
The British Library
Broadfield House Glass Museum
Burton Constable Foundation
The Chippendale Society
The Charles Norman Collection
Clarks Shoe Museum
College of Optometrists
Derby Museums
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
The Fan Museum, Hélène Alexander Collection
Floris & Co, Ltd.
Fortnum and Mason
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’
Hampshire Cultural Trust
Henry Poole & Co.
Jane Austen House Museum, Chawton, Hampshire
Antique Boxes,
Kendal Town Council
Leeds Civic Hall
Leeds Museums and Galleries (Temple Newsam House)
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery
The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, York
The National Trust, Polesden Lacey
The Peter Jackson and Valerie Jackson Harris Collections
Spode Museum Trust
The Spriggs Collection
Thackray Medical Museum
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust
Victoria and Albert Museum
V&A Museum of Childhood
Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection
The Wedgwood Museum
Whiteley & Sons, Sheffield
Wolverhampton Arts & Museums
York Museums Trust (Yorkshire Museum, York Art Gallery & York Castle Museum)

Fairfax House is also pleased to be associated with:

York Conservation Trust

The Yorkshire Country House Partnership

Historic Houses Association

The Association of Independent Museums

Visit York

Museums Development Yorkshire

Art Fund