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The Georgian House Museum

7 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR, England
+44 117 921 1362
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This was an amazing visit into the past.well worth visiting.enjoyed looking around the rooms.close... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Miek194
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Lovely Georgian house not to miss

Go back in time and experience how people lived in those days. Full of information with old bills... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
yummy88877
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Discover what a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner's home might have looked like around 1790. Eleven rooms spread over four floors reveal what life was like above and below stairs, from the kitchen in the basement where servants prepared meals to the elegant formal rooms above.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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7 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR, England
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+44 117 921 1362
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an amazing visit into the past.well worth visiting.enjoyed looking around the rooms.close to centre of bristol.

Thank Miek194
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go back in time and experience how people lived in those days. Full of information with old bills to view. Very helpful and informative guides around each floor. You can also arrange a private guided tour. Interesting for visitors and all ages. Quite a few...More

Thank yummy88877
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I realise that I haven't been to the Georgian House for about seven years. Hopefully it hasn't changed much, it is supposed to be historical and 'of the period' afterall. Last time I went I was amazed to see the bath (I will not say...More

Thank Mikewd22
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I popped into here (free!) and glad I did as it showcased a typical Georgian home of a wealthy merchant: beautiful eating room, library, etc. There is a placard for each room to explain the history and furnishings. That said I wish the owner’s connection...More

Thank genibre69
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had read about it before we travelled and decided to try and fit it in to our busy three days in the city. We enjoy social history and it didn’t disappoint. It was cool and shaded indoors on a very hot day. Greeted at...More

Thank 433Richard
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

This beautifully maintained Georgian house illustrates the way rich people lived and details the horrors of the Slave Trade. The house was used for filming a respectable trade written by Phillips Gregory.

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

This is a reconstruction of what a typical Georgian merchant's house would have looked like in the late 1700's. It was built for John Pinney who was a sugar plantation owner (though his birth surname was not Pinney apparently, but he had to take on...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

You can spend a good hour being transported back in time to Georgian Bristol. The museum is a period home that has been decorated and furnished to resemble its original state as the home of a plantation owner. As well as being a fascinating insight...More

Thank Russell H
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

We had read about it but actually seeing it didn't do the description justice. On a side street not far from the cathedral it would be easy to miss. Once inside we found each room very interesting especially the basement with the kitchen and wash...More

1  Thank 2010mustang
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Really interesting, combine with a visit to the Red House Museum which is a 10 minute walk away. Or nip up the hill to Brandon Tower, especially during the Balloon festival

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Gayle C
12 June 2015|
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Response from BristolMuseums | Property representative |
Dear Gayle C, There is no admission fee to the Georgian House Museum, but we do welcome donations. Kind regards Brian Box Office Assistant
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PJC69
24 April 2015|
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Response from BristolMuseums | Property representative |
The Georgian House Museum opening hours are 11am to 4pm. Kind regards Brian Box Office Assistant
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