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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 finally beginning to open our doors again!

As part of a phased re-opening of Fairfax House you can now visit the Museum on an exclusive 'Behind the Scenes Tour', exploring the townhouse as never seen before. As well as discovering its fascinating history and conservation journey from 1760 to the present day, we’ll lead you around the nooks and crannies normally hidden from public view – including stunning views from our attic! 

A unique and hands-on experience for all historic house fans. Tickets are £12 per person and all proceeds go towards the preservation and conservation of Fairfax House.

For more information - including dates and times - and to book click HERE.

 

Key Worker Discount: For the whole of August we are pleased to offer ​​​20% discount for key workers in The Townhouse Giftery (excluding sale items) and 10% off pre-booked museum tours of Fairfax House (coming soon).

 

Please note: Fairax House Museum still remains closed to the public for self-guided visits. For more information click HERE to visit our website.

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Opening Times

Open Christmas

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

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

2019 Pricing

Adults: £7.50
Concessions: £6.00 (includes seniors over 60 and students)
Children (6-16): £3.00

Family pass: £17.50 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

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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