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The Georgian House Museum

7 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR, England
+44 117 921 1362
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Ranked #17 of 94 Attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a hidden gem in the Park st area of Bristol. It's free entry, thanks to the council. As well as seeing a bit of Georgian history in the flesh, the small room upstairs which describes the slave trade on which the house was built, moved me to tears.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a nice town house lived in by a sugar producer making the stuff (and Rum) in the West Indies. A little gem that explained what it was about and why it worked. Well worth an hour of your time. Might be a bit unsavory but this was how it was. Shared a visit with Bob Geldorf which must... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 attraction 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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