If you are looking for a special experience for a group, large or small, historic ‘hidden gem’ Fairfax House in the heart of York offers something of interest for all your party.
With a stunning collection furnishing its period rooms, beautiful and complex stuccowork ceilings concealing hidden messages, rich history spanning 250 years and city-centre townhouse setting, Fairfax House offers a revealing and unique insight into life in Georgian York.
Our range of group tours bring this superb townhouse to life, exploring its fascinating history and eighteenth-century collections which include some of the best examples English cabinet-making and Chippendale furniture.
Whether you are a Group Organiser or a member of the Travel Trade, we aim to help you put together a tour that is memorable, informative, and enjoyable. To ensure maximum enjoyment and accessibility, we ensure that however large your group is, you will be in a smaller party of no more than 15-20 people.
Let us help you plan your perfect visit and tailor-make a visit to your group’s particular interest and needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements or to make a booking on 01904 655543 or email email@example.com.
See our full range of tours:
The Georgian Townhouse Guided Tour
Taking in highlights of the exceptional collection and exploring the rich stories of this sumptuous townhouse, our daytime house tour offers a fascinating introduction to its history and magnificent interiors. If your group has a special area of interest please let us know so we can cater the tour to your interests.
£9 per person.
Lasts approximately 1 – 1.5 hours.
Tour includes your own expert guide. Available to book for a minimum of 10 people.
The Behind-The-Scenes Curator Guided Tour
Step behind the scenes on a guided tour with one of our expect curators, who will take you through an in-depth explore of the house to reveal its many secrets. Discover more about the house’s objects and paintings, as well as find out about our exhibitions and how they were brought together. If your group has a special area of interest please let us know so we can cater the tour to your interests.
This tour is subject to the availability of our curators.
£15 per person.
Lasts approximately 1 – 1.5 hours.
Tour is led by one of our expert curators. Available to book for a minimum of 10 people.
Exclusive Candlelit Evening Tour
Experience the special atmosphere of Fairfax House when the museum has closed its doors to the public. This exclusive evening group tour will let you discover stories of the townhouse, the Fairfax family, and 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. Our expert guides will also reveal some of the collection’s most intricate and secret drawers. If your group has a special area of interest please let us know so we can cater the tour to your interests.
£25.00 per person.
Lasts approximately 1 – 1.5 hours. Minimum 8 people.
Tour includes an expert guide and a drinks reception in the library (includes a glass of prosecco, wine or premium soft drink).
Student Education Tour
£7.50 per person (supervisors go free).
Lasts approximately 1 – 1.5 hours. Minimum 10 people.
Tour includes your own guide.
Experience a Georgian Christmas at Fairfax House with the annual Christmas display during November and December. Festive refreshments are also available to help your group fully savour the spirit of Christmas at Fairfax House.
Includes mince pies and mulled wine for an extra £5 per person.
For the ultimate special experience, we can host your corporate or private dining event in the splendorous surroundings of the Saloon.
Please get in touch to discuss your private dining requirements, using firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our magnificent Georgian rooms are available to hire – from photoshoots, to private events – get in touch using email@example.com to discuss how we can accommodate you.