Fairfax House have announced they will be remaining open this week – after it was originally due to close for five days.
It was previously meant to close between Monday 5 to Friday 9 December, as it was rumoured that filming of a TV drama would be taking place at the historic Georgian house.
A spokesperson for Fairfax House could not confirm whether the filming had been cancelled or not, but commented that people could draw their own conclusions as the house is now open this week.
However, this does mean that visitors have longer to enjoy Fairfax House’s festive exhibition A Townmouse Christmas which runs until 23 December – and is proving very popular.
A Townmouse Christmas features over 200 miniature mice hiding in amongst the traditional Georgian festive décor at Fairfax House – and they’ve made themselves at home!
Melding the grandeur of an eighteenth-century Christmas with playful and novel displays, it’s designed to bring the whole family together.
Livvy Golby-Kirk, Fairfax House’s marketing and communications officer, said, “We’re very happy to cancel the cancellation as it will mean even more people can come and visit the mice.
“We’ve had incredible feedback about the exhibition from visitors of all ages, and we’ve seen a record number of visitors coming to spot the mice as a result.”
Andrew Morrison, chief executive of York Civic Trust who runs the museum, said, “It’s great to see young people having a fun time in Fairfax House. The mice are having a ball of a time.
“We’re very pleased to extend the run to allow more people to see it.”
A Townmouse Christmas remains open this week up until 23 December. Entry to the exhibition is free for under 16s and £7.50 for adults, with a free annual ticket included.
For more information and to book your tickets, visit the Fairfax House website.