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The Georgian House

7 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR, England
44 117 921 1362
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Ranked #19 of 137 attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, History Museums
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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South East
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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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14 attraction reviews
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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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scotland west
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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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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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