Fairfax House Museum

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Fairfax House Castlegate
North Yorkshire

    • Phone: 01904 655 543

      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.

      Further information

      Opening Hours:

      Mon-Thurs Sat 1100-1700 Sun 1330-1700 Closed Fri


      Adult Concession £6.00 £5.00 Concessions include senior citizens and students. Great family savings Entry is FREE for Children under sixteen, so a visit to Fairfax House offers great savings for a family visit.

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      Facilities and services


      • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
      • Library with public access
      • Shop
      • Wheelchair access to some public areas


      • Adult lectures and courses held
      • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
      • Academic publications and resources available
      • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
      • General guide to collections available
      • Pre-booking service for groups
      • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
      • Specialist publications on collections available
      • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
      • Secondary school education service available
      • Primary school education service available

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