Fairfield House has a bustling and multi cultural schedule, hosting many different events through the course of the year. BEMSCA, Rastafari, the Ethiopian Community and local people of Bath all use Fairfield House regularly for different occasions.
Fairfield House Historical Guided Tour Visitor Open Days
** Fairfield House is open for visitors on Sundays and for community events - Visit on these Sundays soon :
Sunday 3rd December 2023
Sunday 10th December 2023
Please see Ticket Source for further dates
Rastafari Monthly Sabbath Observance
The first Saturday of each month
Next ises Saturday 2nd September 2023
3pm - 7pm
Rastafari Community Gena ( Christmas ) Celebration
Saturday 6th January 2024
2pm - 8pm
Ethiopian Community Gena and Timket Celebration
2pm - 8pm
Securing the Emperor's Legacy
Testimonies project supported by
the National Lottery Heritage Fund
'' Do you have memories of Haile Selassie in Britain ? ''
In a new project at Fairfield House, we are collecting memories of the Emperor and the Ethiopian Royal family in Britain. These include both first hand and family memories.
If you or a family member have memories of the Ethiopian Royal Family in Britain please get in contact with us at email@example.com or 01225 464165
Freedom in the City : Festival of Learning
In a new endeavour by our Community Interest Company, Fairfield House is now open to visitors by historical guided tour on Sundays throughout the year. During the tour experience, visitors will learn about His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, His family and the other Ethiopians that once lived at Fairfield, and their tireless fight against fascism during WW2. The latest research about each area of the house is presented, and is accompanied by a performance of the Emperor's pianola. After the tour, visitors will have time to enjoy the exhibitions and special features of the house and grounds, such as the new Kidane Meheret Prayer room, Sacred Garden, Tafari Gallery and more. An authentic caribbean lunch is also available for visitors.
Tours are at 12.00pm and 1.30 pm
For booking please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/fairfield-house
The observance of many different holy days are regularly held at Fairfield House.
For the Rastafari Community, these include His Imperial Majesty’s Birthday on July 23rd and the anniversary of the Coronation of His and Her Imperial Majesty on November 2nd and other celebrations and remembrances including a monthly Sabbath observance on the first Saturday of each month led by Ras Bandele.
For the Ethiopian Community, Ethiopian Orthodox Genna (Christmas), Fasika (Easter) and Inkutatash (New year) amongst other celebrations have been traditionally held at Fairfield House. During these events guests experience a traditional Ethiopian welcome with Ethiopian foods and coffee. These special days are full of everyone sharing a love of Ethiopian culture, especially music and dancing.