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Fairfax House

The finest Georgian townhouse in England.
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About Us

One of the finest Georgian townhouses in England, Fairfax House transports you to the world of Georgian Britain and the splendour of city-living.

Originally the winter home of Anne Fairfax and her father – Charles Gregory, 9th Viscount Fairfax – the townhouse’s richly decorated interiors, magnificent stucco ceilings and beautiful collection of furniture and clocks unfold a story of life behind closed doors in the bustling Georgian city of York: the food, the fashions and the entertainments.

The house is open every day between 11.00am - 4.00pm (last entry 3.30pm) except Friday, when we run guided tours only at 11am and 2pm. Tickets cost £7.50 and last a whole year, and kids go free.

Pre-booking is available, but walk-ins are also always welcome. We recommend pre-booking for guided tours, as availability is limited to 12 per tour.

You can find out more about Fairfax House, including our new exhibition If Walls Could Talk, on our website.

Every ticket sold helps conserve York and preserve Fairfax House for future generations.


Opening Times

Monday - 11:00-16:00

Tuesday - 11:00-16:00

Wednesday - 11:00-16:00

Thursday - 11:00-16:00

Friday - open for guided tours at 11:00 and 14:00

Saturday - 11:00-16:00

Sunday 11:00-16:00

Last admission 15:30.

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