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The Georgian House Museum

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Address: 7 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR, England
Phone Number: +44 117 921 1362
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Description: Discover what a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner's home might have...
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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Good free museum

Interesting small museum-house just away from the hustle and bustle. Found the information on the slaver John Pinnrey most interesting, and relevant to this age, when we see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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rochester, kent
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rochester, kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Interesting small museum-house just away from the hustle and bustle. Found the information on the slaver John Pinnrey most interesting, and relevant to this age, when we see people making obscene money off the misery of others. Thanks to the council this museum is free. Well worth half an hour of your time.

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It was nice to see the period furniture selected for the house, it was as if you were stepping into a Georgian house and not just a museum. The descriptions for each of the rooms were also very informative, as well as the brief history of the slave trade the builder took part in.

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Kent, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Lovely old house, telling part of the story of the history of the city. Well preserved and very informative

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We love this museum, very interesting and lots to see. We like seeing how people used to live, especially the kitchen area, minus mod cons!

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Perugia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A visit is free, and the house is furnished in period style. Three floors are open, including basement kitchens and immersion tub! On the top floor, there is some interesting information on the local slave owners. One disappointment, the large living room one cannot enter due to the condition of the floor,

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This house was just exquisite. Nothing like stepping into a house like this and be transported back in time. Decorated so beautifully and a donation only entry make it a very affordable and enjoyable hour or so to spend in Bristol.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This lovely house looked after by the Bristol Museums service is open to the public free of charge. It is slightly off the beaten track but well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

What an amazing house, the staff were so knowledgeable and helpful, it felt like I was stepping back in time, and as they only as for donations, which are well deserved, it wont break the bank.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

would suggest that everyone gives this place a go, tucked away up on george street this small intimate musuem gives you a real flavour of life in the period. Also makes you realise how much of Bristol's wealth was based on slavery. Very thought provoking

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a lovely house in excellent Georgian style. It isn't like a stuffy museum but just like a real house would have been at that time with all original decor. It also relates the life of the owner at that time and his association with the slave trade.

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Address: Address: 7 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR, England
Phone Number: +44 117 921 1362
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol

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