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Address: 58 French Street, Southampton SO14 2AT, England
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Step back in time to the Middle Ages as you tour this restored...

Step back in time to the Middle Ages as you tour this restored thirteenth-century house that was home to a medieval merchant.

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A rose between two thorns. Lovely building.

What were the planners thinking. I know a lot of the area was bombed out but this medieval house has two out of place buildings either side. Check the opening times on English... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What were the planners thinking. I know a lot of the area was bombed out but this medieval house has two out of place buildings either side. Check the opening times on English heritage because it is seasonal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To the locals they call it the wine house, as in the days gone by a lot of drinking was done by the merchants. Still looks a fine building.

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Thank David M
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This building as you can see is Tudor in Architecture. It used to be an old wine house but now not sure if it is open to the public

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Thank aussievet68
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Cities are full of rushing people and traffic but find this old area of Southampton and you have found the best of the city. Do pay for the hearing guide to get the best experience as the story unfolds to the sounds of the past. This is British medieval and you will never forget it.

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Thank Val104
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very photographic, and worth seeing but it looked firmly locked and judging my the refuse around the front door has been closed for a while.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The museum closes early (at 3 pm, at least when we went on a Friday) but it's relatively cheap (£5 adult, £4 student) for what you get. An audio tour guide is included in the price and that was very interesting to listen to. Some of the displays are interactive and the first part of the tour is outside in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Worth a look from the exterior, but not longer open for public inspection. Grab a photo and read the history posted outside of the Medieval Merchant's House.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Really interesting old building, the information board provided lots of fascinating facts on the history of the medieval merchant's house. Well worth a visit.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Fascinating look into what I presume is an authentic medieval merchants house. All the rarer given Southampton was near bombed into dust during WWII.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Whilst exploring the older parts of Southampton I came across this very old and pretty building known as the Medieval Merchants House, its strange seeing such an old building next to modern places. I was unable to visit inside as it close during the winter months, but I will return when in the area next.

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