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Fairfax House

North Yorkshire

Come and unlock the splendour within the finest Georgian town house in England. A classical architectural masterpiece of its age, Fairfax House was originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax. Its richly decorated interior was designed by York's most distinguished eighteenth-century architect, John Carr.

Extensively adapted in the twentieth century as a cinema and dance hall, Fairfax House was saved from decay and returned to its former glory by York Civic Trust in 1982-84.Today, Fairfax House once more transports you to the splendour of city-living in Georgian York, the centre of polite society.

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, perfectly complements the house, bringing it to life and creating a special lived-in feeling.

Each winter, a unique 'Keeping of Christmas' exhibition runs from the beginning of December through to the end of the year, re-creating an eighteenth century Christmas in great detail. With an exciting programme of special events and changing exhibitions, there is always a reason to visit Fairfax House.

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Getting to Fairfax House is easy. Situated on Castlegate in the city centre of York, it is quickly and easily reached on foot and is within minutes of all of York's major attractions. It is located opposite Clifford's Tower and The Hilton. It is also close to Jorvik Viking Centre, the Coppergate Centre and the York Castle Museum. Look for signs to any of these attractions to help find your way to the museum.

Fairfax House Postcode for SatNav: YO1 9RN


+44 (0)1904 655 543
+44 (0)1904 652 262

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