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Fairfax House

Historic House

Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

Tel: 01904 655543

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Red Room Fairfax House

About

We’re re-opening our doors! From 5 September we are delighted to announce that Fairfax House will be re-opening after eight months of hibernation.

One of the finest eighteenth-century townhouses in England, let Fairfax House transport 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 – this 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.

For those already familiar with the house, you may notice a few changes. Using our time away productively, we have conducted some exciting archival research that has unearthed new information about our collection, the Fairfax family and the history of Castlegate. The layout and content of the house reflects these new discoveries, and we can’t wait to share them with visitors.

Opening safely is our paramount concern. You can read a full list of the safety measures in place here.

Timed entry tickets are available 11.00am - 3.00pm, Tuesday to Sunday (last entry 2:30)

Visitors will be admitted at 15 minute intervals in households/bubbles of up to 6 people. Face masks will be required and regular sanitising points will be available throughout the visit.

Click HERE to book your slot. Every ticket sold helps conserve York and preserve Fairfax House for future generations.

 

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Opening Times

Open Christmas

* Entry to Fairfax House Museum is currently via timed ticket or pre-booked Guided Tours ONLY.

Behind the Scenes Tours: Tues - Sat at 10.00am and 3.00pm

Timed Ticketed Entry: Tues - Sun, 11.00.am - 3.30pm (last admission at 2.30pm)

The Museum shop, newly named The Townhouse Giftery, has reopened to the public Tue-Sat, 11am to 4pm.

Please see our website for details.

Special Offers

  • For the whole of August all key workers will receive 20% discount in the newly opened gift and museum shop The Townhouse Giftery at Fairfax House, Castlegate (excluding sale items) and 10% off pre-booked museum tours of Fairfax House (see www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk for further details). 

    More offers like this - NHS & Keyworkers

Guide Prices

Adult Ticket: £6
Family Ticket: £20 (up to 2 adults and 4 children)

Behind the Scenes Tours: £12

Facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Languages

  • French signs/guides
  • German signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guides
  • Spanish signs/guides

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Awards

  • Other AwardsHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Pass Accepted York Pass Accepted 2018

Road Directions

DirectionsFairfax House 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, and is close to Jorvik Viking Centre, the Coppergate Centre and York Castle Museum. By Road:If coming by car take the A64 to York. Exit at the A19 junction for York & Selby. Follow the road into York. At the War Memorial turn right on to Tower Street. The Castle Car Park is directly behind Clifford's Tower.By Public Transport:The train services to York are extremely reliable.On Foot:Fairfax House is quickly and easily reached on foot and is within minutes of all of York's major attractions. It it located opposite Clifford's Tower and The Hilton, and is close to Jorvik Viking Centre, the Coppergate Centre and York Castle Museum. Look out for the green finger signposts to help direct you.Park & Ride: York is served by a Park & Ride Bus Service with stops at many convenient locations around York and close to Fairfax House. Visit www.yorkparkandride.co.uk to find your nearest stop. Parking:Centrally located in York, Fairfax House is within easy walking distance of any of the city’s attractions. We are easily accessible for visitors staying in York, Leeds, Harrogate or indeed any Yorkshire town. Coach drop-off can be made to the front of Fairfax House. Clifford’s Tower car-park is directly adjacent and offers an excellent parking option. Alternatively York’s Park & Ride bus service will drop visitors in the centre of York within a 5 minute walk of Fairfax House.Accessible by Public Transport: York station is 1 mile away.

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