Fairfax House

Sadie Pearson

Known as England’s finest Georgian townhouse, due to its reputation as a classical architectural masterpiece of its age, Fairfax House was originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax. With an 18th century influence before a twentieth century adaptation to becoming a cinema and dance hall, Fairfax House was saved from being lost in time and returned to its former glory by York Civic Trust in 1982-84. Visit for an illuminating experience of the history of the practises of the periods and people that resided there.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday11:00am - 4:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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