Furry friends have taken over Fairfax House this festive season.
Over 200 miniature mice can be found hiding in the decorations throughout the eighteenth-century Georgian house in this playful family-friendly exhibition.
Many of the mice will be dressed in traditional Georgian clothing – made by Fairfax House’s own volunteers.
A TownMouse Christmas opened at Fairfax House on Saturday 19 November and will run until Friday 23 December.
In every room of the house, townmouse guests are having their own festive fun – from making mischief by stealing the cheese and wine to even skiing down the banisters!
Curators Sarah Burnage and Rachel Wallis have been planning the exhibition for a year. Sarah Burnage said, “We are delighted to bring this family-friendly exhibition to Fairfax House.
“We really hope our visitors will enjoy seeking out the cheeky mice hidden throughout the historic interiors. They have been expertly crafted by our amazing team of volunteers, in bespoke costumes mimicking the human Georgians who inhabit the rooms too.”
Rachel Wallis said, “This exhibition really is the first of its kind for Fairfax House – it brings the fun back into a Georgian Christmas.
“It adds a lot of whimsy and means that there’s something for all the family – everyone will love this exhibition.”
A TownMouse Christmas is at Fairfax House until Friday 23 December. Admission to the exhibition is £7.50 for adults, with children under 16 going free. Pre-book your tickets online, or walk-in on the day.