A Townmouse Christmas


The magic of a Georgian Christmas in York, with a special mouse-y twist

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a… um, well actually…

Back by popular demand for 2023 – with double the fun, double the magic, and double the mice!

Get ready for an enchanting Christmas experience that’s bigger and better than ever before – with hundreds of merry mice taking over Fairfax House!

A Christmas wonderland like no other, you’ll find our mousey guests swinging from the ceiling, bursting out of drawers, and causing general havoc whilst they play amongst our festive Georgian decor.

Be prepared to be charmed, amused, and thoroughly delighted by the antics of our very special (and yes, a tad naughty) town-mouse guests, who will capture the hearts of the whole family.

In true 18th-century style, the house will be dressed magnificently with festive foliage – so don’t miss this wonderful wintertime display celebrating the Christmas traditions of the Georgian townhouse, and the jolly festivities of the Georgian town-mouse.

The best part? This exhibition is free for 16 and unders!

Key information
The town-mice are taking over Fairfax House for their magnificent celebrations every day 10:30-4:30pm (last admission 4pm) between Saturday 11th November and Sunday 7th January.

The house will be closed on 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January. Click here to check opening times.

Admission to the exhibition for adults is just £9.00. Over 65s are £8.00. Children 16 and under are free. Click here to pre-book your tickets.

Please note: during the Christmas period, the house will be open for A TownMouse Christmas on Friday (not for guided tours) – so you can visit as normal on a Friday!

November 11, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Fairfax House Castlegate York, YO1 9RN

April 18, 2024 – November 3, 2024

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 12 Park Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7AJ
Whitsun at the NYMR

May 27, 2024 – June 2, 2024

12 Park Street, Pickering YO18 7A

August 14, 2024 – August 18, 2024

Thorp Perrow, Bedale DL8 2PR