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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 135 attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, History Museums
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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scotland west
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110 reviews 110 reviews
35 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

The house belonged to a merchant who was a millionaire slave owner. He insisted his slaves were treated humanely - but still bought children and adults to work his plantation The wealthy pinney family had a country house and this town house which is elegant but solid with huge windows and a lot of natural light The kitchens are extensive... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Whilst I know some schools do provide trips here but honestly it's quiet a small house and it really doesn't hold much for any child's interest that said for adults it's great full of interesting history ideal situation in town but won't take long to get around the whole museum so prob plan other things to do as well .

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UK
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113 reviews 113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is a wonderful home. The opulence (for the time) is astonishing and impressive - until you reach the top floor, where there is a tiny section devoted to the source of the funds which enabled to extravagant lifestyle - slavery. In 1765 the owner had written ‘ Since my arrival I have purchased 9 Negroe slaves at St Kitts... More

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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This house would be a wonderful place to live. Elegant, beautifully furnished and airy, with far reaching views from upstairs. Kitchen floor , with laundry, housekeepers room and plunge bath unusual. Slavery display interesting. Hope the old plantation house does get renovated by family who have bought it. Very much liked my visit.

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