Fairfax House

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Fairfax House
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Unlock the splendour of an eighteenth century townhouse and discover one of the finest examples of rococo decoration in England, including the famous Terry collection of Georgian furniture and clocks. With an exciting programme of special events and changing exhibitions, there is always a reason to visit Fairfax House. We are open 7 days a week between 11am-4pm, except from Fridays when we run guided tours at 11am and 2pm. Visit our website for more information about booking and what's on.
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UKSnorkeller
United Kingdom443 contributions
Well worth a visit. Brilliant, informative staff
Oct 2021 • Solo
Well worth a visit when in the centre of York. Very reasonable entry fee and ticket is valid for a year. The staff were very welcoming and very well informed, they really added to the experience. Currently set out to draw the parallels between the Smallpox epidemic in Georgian times and recent events. Lots to read and learn. Really enjoyed my visit.
Written October 21, 2021
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criticman100
Sunderland, UK127 contributions
Interesting
Oct 2021 • Couples
Came across this lovely house after visiting another attraction nearby
As we like history and houses it was great visit very enthusiastic staff with great info at hand
It was set up like the pandemic today because the family was hit by the small pox
Lovely decor and plenty to read and take in all in the centre of york
Written October 21, 2021
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Historyheiress
York, UK31 contributions
Stunning
Oct 2021 • Friends
A stunning historic house in the centre of York. Filled with a beautiful collection of furniture and art. The enthusiasm of the staff is infectious. Well worth a visit and you can re use your ticket for a year!
Written October 11, 2021
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Thank you very much for leaving us this lovely review, it's great to hear. And yes, please do come again with your return ticket!
Written October 13, 2021
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Natalie M
10 contributions
Lovely
Oct 2021
Fascinating visit. It was well curated and they encouraged us to read the letters to get a sense of how life was lived.
Also, the free publication was a nice touch. The tickets are valid for a year.
Written October 9, 2021
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Thank you for taking time to leave us a review. It's great to hear you got a sense of how the Georgians lived. And enjoy your free publication!
Written October 13, 2021
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Tigerlily
Northallerton, UK461 contributions
Worth the wait
Oct 2021 • Business
For one reason or another each time I have been in York over the last 4 years and tried to visit Fairfax House it has been unavailable (and yes mostly my fault for not checking opening times); hence I was very happy to finally make it in the doors. It was well worth the wait - I did join one of the tours of the house, rather than on a free flow day, but it was worth it, as the guide was great and I learnt a lot about the history of the house. It is beautifully restored, and beautifully laid out. Will be back to use the annual ticket I now have to explore in my own time (provided I check the opening times!)
Written October 8, 2021
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Thank you for this detailed and glowing review, it's greatly appreciated! We're delighted you finally paid us a visit, and it was worth the wait! Yes please do use your free return visit to come back and explore more of the house.
Written October 13, 2021
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949ijames
13 contributions
Lifting lockdown with the georgians
Sep 2021
Amazing and interesting house. The room guides are really knowledgable and enthusiastic. Lifting lockdown with the georgians exhibit is an excellent idea and really insightful. House is right next to Clifford tower so there is plenty of parking available.
Written September 11, 2021
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Thank you for taking time to leave us a review, and for the location information/parking tips - it's really appreciated!
Written September 20, 2021
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George B
4 contributions
Well interpreted story.
Sep 2021
Brought thd Georgian era to life. Really well informed guides made thd family seem real to us. Thank you
Written September 8, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and for the positive feedback about our guides. It's much appreciated!
Written September 20, 2021
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Jane K
Swaffham, UK50 contributions
Excellent
Sep 2021 • Solo
Fascinating place. Excellently curated and the room guides are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and engaging. Stunning house and contents.
Written September 7, 2021
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Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a glowing review. It's brilliant to hear!
Written September 20, 2021
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feelymerl
Darlington, UK208 contributions
An excellent place to visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was our first visit to Fairfax House and it was excellent. They have created a new exhibition called "Lifting Lockdown with The Georgians" which explores post pandemic life from the perspective of the 18th century.
The two room guides we met were very informative and brought the house, the family and the exhibition to life. The interpretations in some of the rooms are really different but very cleverly done.
We really enjoyed our visit and will definitely be back.
Written September 5, 2021
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Thank you very much for leaving us such a lovely and complimentary review. It's great to hear you'll be back!
Written September 20, 2021
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Florence
19 contributions
Interesting visit
Aug 2021 • Couples
Very interesting house with a Georgian exhibit focused on the fairfax family and their relation to a disease- paralleling Covid.

All the staff were very friendly and eager to give information about the family and the house

The house is nicely done with interactive elements eg fan language
Written September 2, 2021
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Thank you very much for taking time to leave us a review. It's much appreciated!
Written September 20, 2021
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