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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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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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Half Barrel Hinges

Very interesting museum, lovely old house, fascinating to see the half barel hinges just like they are on the Pirates of the Caribbean Film

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
RoseBush0117
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Bristol, United Kingdom

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting museum, lovely old house, fascinating to see the half barel hinges just like they are on the Pirates of the Caribbean Film

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not just a museum, it is a proper house you can walk through, see and feel how the people lived back in the day. All is run by volunteers, so the entry is free, just leave gift before you leave!

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Thank Kw29au
Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I didnt know this place existed. Needed to kill time one day and in I went. Calm and gentle atmosphere with a real sense of the Edwardian and victorian time period

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Thank k8te477
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This museum is well worth visiting with free entry and no crowds or queues! Check out the plunge pool (yes the owner used it daily) and also the large rooms and windows. The kitchen area is also a must see. Yes it is strange often being the only person looking around in a room, but also quite refreshing. Parking is... More 

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Thank LouisLatour
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

A very interesting visit. We spent around 15 minutes there and took our time! Slightly awkward as the house is completely silent so felt like we had to whisper to each other.... 2 members of staff who followed as around but didn't offer any info about the house. The house was in great condition however and beautiful to see.

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Thank Sophieebee
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is a charming little museum and well worth making a detour for in Bristol. It's nicely laid out and easy to navigate with good information panels.

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Thank Solentguy
Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Friendly and knowledgeable staff, this house is a great example of Georgian life. The kitchens in particular are great and the owner had a cold plunge in the basement!

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Thank Victoria H
Bath, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The Georgian House is well-worth a visit if you are going to spend some time in Bristol and/or Clifton, but it is not a full-day activity. It takes about an hour (less if you read quickly and don't like to linger) to wander through all the rooms in the four storeys that are open to the public. This is a... More 

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Uk
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Really interesting and well presented, a great gem in Bristol, and free!! Even if you are not that interested in history it is interesting!

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Very interesting and factual historical museum. You will find the history of Bristol for the period encapsulated here.

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