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The Georgian House

7 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR, England
+44 117 921 1362
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Ranked #18 of 137 Attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, History Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This free house museum is very interesting and well worth a visit. It is much bigger than it looks and has a nice garden in back Of the house The information posted in each room is very helpful There is a very interesting display in the laundry room There is also an interesting exhibit on the owners slave Holdings

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Like great art that can sometimes make you feel uncomfortable(or worse) the Georgian House holds a venomous trick in its tail. Bathed in very low light the museum houses its past clearly and accurately. Each floor develops your interest. Definitely start at the bottom and work your way up. You marvel at the wealth needed to create this comfortable lifestyle.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a very rushed visit to The Georgian House in Bristol, having, unwittingly, arrived at 5 minutes to closing time! However, the ladies in charge let us in and we saw enough to want to visit again next time we're in Bristol. The kitchens, especially, were very interesting. Looking forward to going back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fantastic place, well worth a visit. It was the home of John Pinney, a wealth Bristol merchant who owned sugar plantations in Nevis in the Caribbean.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a piece of history just off the main road in central Bristol. The staff had a wealth of information about its background and were able to answer all the questions we had. I almost felt like we didn't have enough questions lined up. I went some years ago with my children and they were also captivated by it, not... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Up a hill in Bristol is this real merchant's house. Interesting furnishings, including all the kitchen areas. worth a visit, for sure.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Really enjoyed this - the house has been deocrated and refunished to reflect it's heyday as a georgian merchants home. Gives a very good feel for the period.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The museum is free entry which is nice and allows you to take a glimpse into the past of Bristol history during the Georgian Period. A house which was owned by a plantation owner has a small exhibit explaining the slavery of the time. The furnishing of the house is quite modest for the time but is interesting. The best... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This Georgian house museum is for free with extremely friendly and helpful staff. It's absolutely worth a visit!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

The Georgian house is a very well preserved 18th century townhouse just off Park St in Central Bristol; what really brings it to life is the story of the first owner who, as folks have already mentioned, became a very wealthy individual through ownership of a sugar plantation on Nevis. Lots of interesting original features and I particularly was fascinated... More

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