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.
Come and meet Fairfax House's smallest but most important inhabitant, Gregory the Townhouse Mouse. Together he and three endearing mouse friends invite children to discover the secrets of the townhouse, and to follow his tale (tail) and trail to solve puzzles and claim the rewards.
With an exciting programme of special events and changing exhibitions, there is always a reason to visit Fairfax House.