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Exhibition, Fri 5 May - Sun 12 Nov 2017

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Made in York

Made in York

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Pioneering ideas, great inventions, ground-breaking discoveries, objects of beauty, innovation, artistry and craftsmanship and the people behind their creation…

These products of York’s age of Enlightenment are as rich as their impact is far-reaching. Made in York celebrates the wealth of this Georgian city’s inventive and enlightened output through the long eighteenth century (1670-1830).

York’s pages of history are strewn with astronomers, mathematicians, horologists and zoologists through to world-class scholars, celebrated painters, sculptors, architects and cabinetmakers. This is the story of those people who made this city a crucible for enlightened thought, intellectual creativity and a centre for exquisite craftsmanship throughout the Georgian age.

York nurtured some of the greatest names such as Grinling Gibbons, Thomas Chippendale, Laurence Sterne, John Goodricke, John Flaxman and Joseph Rose, leaders in each of their metiers. But behind these icons are some lesser-known pioneers; Made in York rediscovers their rich and eclectic collective legacy, and the rare objects and often forgotten triumphs that they have left for future generations.

For the first time, this landmark exhibition will be showcased throughout the townhouse, vividly animating both Fairfax House’s beautiful period rooms and its exhibition gallery.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 5 May - Sun 12 Nov 2017

Location

Directions

See location of Fairfax House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 604516  Lat: 53.95696 Long: -1.08100

Directions
Fairfax 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.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from York station

Contact

Ms Hannah Phillip

01904 655543

Address

Castlegate,
York,
YO1 9RN

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

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