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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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Disturbing past but a beautiful place

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... read more

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

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a lovely free museum in the heart of Bristol. The house has been sympathetically restored and it does not shy away from the source of the owner's wealth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Interesting little museum, based on the mansion and possessions of a family that got wealthy from the sugar trade around 1790. Not only gives an insight into domestic life at that time, but also shows how people thought of slavery then. Well laid out, including explanations of all the exhibits.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This free museum is a beautiful restored Georgian merchant's house covering 6 floors (4 of which are accessible). The staff were helpful and knowledgeable. Ask for a peek at the servants' stairs and dumb waiter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Its easy to spend a couple of hours here exploring all the levels and nooks and crannies. Really interesting to visit a house with an upstairs-downstairs style of living. Audio guides are available, but it would also be great to have some live tours. Right off Park Street, so you can hop into a cafe for a cooling drink after.... More 

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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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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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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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