Late Night Christmas Opening

Join us for a special Christmas late night opening with music, discounted shopping, mulled wines and mince pies, and an ‘After Dark’ evening viewing of Fairfax House and ‘The Keeping of Christmas’.

As part of York’s Late Night Thursdays, Fairfax House will be staying open late from 5.00pm until 8.00pm on Thursday 30th November for a special Christmas Evening Extravaganza.

Come and buy your Christmas gifts and enjoy discounted shopping in the museum shop with up to 20% off across all ranges for one night only. We have a fantastic array of special gifts, cards and antiques available. (Antiques: 15%, Books & Music: 10%, Cards & Stationery: 20%, Fairfax House products: 15%, Food & Drink: 10%, Homewares: 20%, Jewellery & Giftware: 20% and Toiletries: 15%)

Devotees of Georgian period drama such as Poldark and The Duchess can enjoy insider insights from two expert advisors to popular Georgian period dramas on television and the silver screen at Fairfax House in York this Thursday (30 November). As historical advisors to a wide range of A-list TV shows and films including Gunpowder, Poldark, The Duchess, and The Scandalous Lady W, historians Hannah Greig and Hallie Rubenhold will offer anecdotes about their experiences of the period being translated onto the screen, along with other insights into the rich eighteenth century. Slip between the covers and join them in conversation to get behind the sensational stories and colourful characters that line the pages of their books and for a signing of their latest publications.

You will also be able to enjoy the festive Georgian display, The Keeping of Christmas, and wander through the period rooms decked with evergreens and 18th-century decorations. Don’t miss the spectacular dining room display set with dessert and magnificent sugarwork table decorations. Mulled wine and mince pies will also be available in the Georgian Kitchen.

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Thursday 30 Nov 2017


Fairfax House

Museum shop open to all. Entry applies to Fairfax House

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