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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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This six storey house gives a very atmospheric view of aristocratic life in Bristol during Georgian times and would be great for school projects. It is the house where the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This six storey house gives a very atmospheric view of aristocratic life in Bristol during Georgian times and would be great for school projects. It is the house where the merchant John Pinney lived with his slave, Pero, after whom the bridge across the harbour is named. The huge kitchen is very impressive with all the utensils and roasting spit... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have not been here for many years and was disappointed to see the house needs some attention. Information about the owner is given on the top floor so perhaps a good idea to start your tour there. The history is really interesting but some work needed to bring it more to life, especially for children. Very relevant to Bristol's... More 

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Southern England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

An amazing house which was built with funds gleaned from the slave trade. On small room was set aside with well presented details of the sugar plantations, the slaves, how they were treated and the riches they produced for their owners. Among other things was a room which contained a cold plunge bath. Much like a small swimming pool. The... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Georgian house is decorated with items from the age and where possible with the original contents of the house. Was really interesting to find out about John Pinney the original owner and his links to the slave trade. It is free to visit and is well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Decided to be a tourist in my home town. Very well kept Georgian house tucked away from hustle and bustle. Always interesting to take a step back in time and learn the history of this beautiful city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This Georgian House has been restored to a very high standard & gives you a very good insight in to how people lived in these times. The history behind the wealth of the owner was well documented. A good time spend in this lovely house especially as it's free to view.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The history behind this house is certainly a dark and disturbing one; built on the profits of slavery, it is nonetheless emblematic of an important period in the city's past. The furnishings and design of the house is enchanting, capturing well the lifestyles of the merchant family for whom it was built. Like M Shed, it touches briefly upon the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you're in Bristol you'd be crazy not to see this slave owners house. Its just a house, it won't take you forever, but it gives you a glimpse into the life of someone responsible for slavery that you won't forget

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

This is an amazing well kept Georgian house in Bristol, completely decorated in style and lots of great info for visitors. It was one of the first houses with a bath inside, it is so clearly an early attempt to indoor bathroom it is so interesting to go and have a look round. Seriously inspiring.

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Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a house, bathed in eighteenth century richness. Then you reach the top floor and your perspective changes: a house of beauty and beastliness. Go and see.

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