Family Visits

Fairfax House welcomes children and families to the museum. Children under 16 get free entry with a paying adult.


We have no public toilets on site and are unable to offer baby changing facilities. The nearest public toilets are on Castle Walk which is a 1 minute walk away (directly behind the house and next to Fenwicks).

Click here to see What’s On, We have a changing programme of exhibitions, events and activities throughout the year.

Please click here for more detailed information about getting to the museum and navigating around the house.

If you are visiting with a child who has additional needs, you can let us know by emailing or calling 01904 655543 and we will do our best to accommodate them.


Pushchairs cannot be taken into the house, but can be stored safely in our reception area.

For all the family…

Bursting with history, Fairfax House is a great way to learn about Georgian York and those gorgeous Georgians, and a perfect visit for families looking for a new learning experience.

Why not also look out for our special family events and storytelling during the school holidays. There is always something new to enjoy to keep all the family entertained.

The museum shop stocks a fantastic range of toys and Gregory accessories, from pocket money treats to great gift ideas.