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Welcome to York Decorative and Fine Arts Society

YDFAS was founded in 1972 as part of the National Decorative and Fine Arts Society (NADFAS - Registered Charity 510912).  It now has a membership of over 300 and conducts a wide range of activities, including:


  • A comprehensive lecture programme
  • Study days
  • Tours and visits in UK and Europe
  • Heritage preservation
  • Recording historic churches of special interest
  • Youth education

on which you will find more detailed information on their pages.

If you are interested in becoming a member please have a look at the Membership page and contact us using the automated form.  We look forward to welcoming you.

More information on NADFAS at the national level is available at the main website.

For a wider view of other societies in the region, see the North East Area website.

Click the Photos page to see the galleries of photographs of visits and events, including coverage of the recent study day at Tennant's Salerooms at Leyburn




Selected images courtesy of Chris Shepherd Photography