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The Georgian House Museum

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Address: 7 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR, England
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Discover what a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner's home might have...

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.

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Called in because we had some time to kill before our train. We are really glad we did as this is an absolute gem. It is really well laid out and very interesting with friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called in because we had some time to kill before our train. We are really glad we did as this is an absolute gem. It is really well laid out and very interesting with friendly helpful staff.

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Bristol
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85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came across this museum whilst walking to Park Street from Brandon Hill and decided on the spur to go in out of curiosity - and as it was free..! It was like stepping back in to Georgian times. The house is full of wonderful pieces of furniture and household items, offers a real insight in to how life was like... More 

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BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at The Georgian House Museum, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, we are very pleased to hear that it was enjoyable and hope that you visit again soon! You may be interested in the other historical houses we have on offer, such as The Red Lodge museum and The Blaise Castle House museum. Kind regards, Chloe Little Box Office Assistant More 

Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I thought this would just be another old house to visit....I was wrong. The guides in the house were terrific and really made the history of the house and the people who had lived there come alive. They loved interacting with the visitors and answered questions enthusiastically. This Museum ended up being one of my favorite things I visited while... More 

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BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at The Georgian House Museum, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review of your visit, we are very happy to hear that it was an enjoyable one and hope to see you again soon! You may be interested in visiting our other historical houses, such as The Red Lodge Museum and The Blaise Castle House Museum - all details of... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Missed out on a visit to this fabulous house on my recent visit to Bristol, as it's seasonal opening times - April to September. It's a must see attraction if you're into history and architecture - I loved it and want to see it again.

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BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at The Georgian House Museum, responded to this review

Dear Sue, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Karolina - Box Office Assistant More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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347 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The house is situated up the hill out of the city centre towards the university, so it's quite a trek. The house doesn't look much from the outside, it's part of a terrace, but there are lots of rooms to see on a number of floors. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. Bristol has "miles" of Georgian property but... More 

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BristolMuseums, Front Office Manager at The Georgian House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Karolina - Box Office Assistant More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Georgian House Museum is well located just off of Park Street and was really interesting and we were so pleased we called in. It gave some great insight into old Bristol and how the house owners lived and made their money. Well worth a visit which will only take 30 to 60 minutes.

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BristolMuseums, Front Office Manager at The Georgian House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Karolina - Box Office Assistant More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The house is a step back in time to the Georgeon era, you see how the Penny family lived, they were plantation owners and were deeply involved with slavery, I took my daughter there when learning about the slave trade in history at school, it's a great learning aid as you can see how things were, my mother took me... More 

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BristolMuseums, Front Office Manager at The Georgian House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Karolina - Box Office Assistant More 

San Diego, California
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77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A restored Georgian house that's worth visiting. Tucked away on Great George Street, it's a short 4-minute walk from the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. There are knowledgeable docents throughout the house that answered all our questions and gave us even more insight into what life was like. Each room was furnished with period furniture to give you a feeling... More 

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BristolMuseums, Front Office Manager at The Georgian House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Karolina - Box Office Assistant More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Good for free attraction Good staff who knew there subject Does not have public loos unfortunately as we where busting after our drive Also a lot of stares so not good for pushchair and mobility

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London, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Georgian House Museum. 18th century, six storey townhouse. Sympathetically restored and decorated, furnished and displayed to depict life at that time. Built 1790 for John Pinney, a wealthy slave plantation owner and sugar merchant. We only had a day in Bristol and whizzed round places of interest but spent quite a lot of our time here. Well presented, excellent information... More 

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