Extensively adapted in the twentieth century as a cinema and dance hall, Fairfax House was saved from decay and returned to its former glory by York Civic Trust in 1982-84.
Today, Fairfax House once more transports you to the splendour of city-living in Georgian York, the centre of polite society. The superb Noel Terry collection of furniture, clocks, paintings and decorative arts, described by Christie's as one of the finest private collections of the twentieth century, perfectly complements the house, bringing it to life and creating a special lived-in feeling.
With an exciting programme of special events and changing exhibitions, there is always a reason to visit Fairfax House.
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ADVANCE NOTICE: FAIRFAX HOUSE JACOBITE COLLOQUIUM, 15 NOVEMBER 2013
Fairfax House Colloquium in Eighteenth-Century Studies
IN THE NAME OF THE ROSE: THE SYMBOLIC CULTURES OF JACOBITISM 1688-1807
Friday 15 November 2013
This one-day academic colloquium at Fairfax House will explore the symbolic expression of Jacobitism in the long eighteenth century. The event is being presented in association with the Fairfax House exhibition 'In the Name of the Rose - The Jacobite Rebellions: Symbolism and Allegiance', which runs from 9 August to 31 December 2013. For more information please click here.
Fairfax House is currently looking for people in and around York with a passion for history and a flair for sharing their enthusiasm with others to join our team of volunteers. Various roles are available within our volunteering team, from acting as guides and room hosts to administration and costumed work. Please click on 'volunteer at Fairfax House' above for more information.