Give a gift

Fairfax House owes a huge debt of gratitude to one man, Noel Terry. The generous gift of his collection of beautiful furniture helps make this townhouse the special place it is today. Could you help us too?

Supporting our work

The first restoration phase of Fairfax House took place over 30 years ago. Today, however, there is still much important work to be done to safeguard this irreplaceable house and collection for the future and to take it forward rightly as the finest Georgian townhouse in England.

As a charity, we depend on legacies and donations to help us continue our important work. Leaving us a gift in your Will or by charitable giving during your lifetime mean that we can continue to protect this very special townhouse and help conserve and grow its collection within.

Could you help us in ensuring the future of Fairfax House by?

  • Leaving a gift in your will
  • Lifetime giving
  • Acceptance in Lieu

Whichever form your gift takes, and no matter how large or small, it will make a vital difference. A gift will go towards projects to conserve, restore and interpret this house and the collection within. It will also help continue to give life to this important heritage site and ensure that Fairfax House can grow and be enjoyed by generations into the future.

You can choose a specific project you would like to support. Perhaps there is one that is particularly close to your heart?

  • On-going restoration and preservation of the House
  • Major refurnishing project to reinstate original soft
  • Conservation of objects in the collection
  • Acquisition fund for objects
  • Special projects related to education, interpretation, and outreach work

How legacies and gifts help

Fairfax House relies on admission fees to support its work and these are not enough to enable us to undertake the special projects we need to do to ensure that Fairfax House can be enjoyed in the years to come. We ensure that every penny goes directly towards caring for Fairfax House and its collections, protecting this special place, and taking it into the future through ongoing conservation work. We guarantee not to spend any of it on general administration costs, or our day-to-day overheads.