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Reunited: Lifting Lockdown with the Georgians

Exhibition

Fairfax House, Castlegate, York, Yorkshire, YO1 9RN

Tel: 01904655543

Reunited: Lifting Lockdown with the Georgians

About

Welcome to the good times again!

This brand-new exhibition, installed throughout Fairfax House's stunning historic rooms,  celebrates  the end of lockdown Georgian style.

Each room in the house explores a different longed for post-lockdown activity, whether that is being reunited with friends and family, having the opportunity to travel, to rekindle a romance placed on pause, to celebrate and dance, or simply to ditch the pyjamas and get all dressed up.

Told from the perspective of the eighteenth century, the exhibition draws on the house's rich and varied history, as well as utilising its magnificent collections. During your visit you will learn more about life in the Georgian period, from the peculiar rituals of the marriage bed, to their outlandish sense of fashion and their surprisingly similar experiences of travelling. Along the way you will get the chance to try out some classic eighteenth century chat-up lines, learn the steps to popular country dances of the day and how the Georgian's would have shifted their lockdown love handles.

Throughout your journey you will encounter the one time residents of the Fairfax House, the Hon. Anne and Viscount Fairfax, and learn more about their experiences of living through an epidemic – the often very dubious medical treatments available to them and the parallels their experiences share with our own.

Follow the link to pre-book: https://fairfax-house.arttickets.org.uk

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Opening Times

Season (17 May 2021 - 14 Nov 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Ticket£7.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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