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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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A fantastic little piece of history ! Lots of information about the place and the history surrounding it and bristol. Chance for the kids to try on Georgian clothes too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

A fantastic little piece of history ! Lots of information about the place and the history surrounding it and bristol. Chance for the kids to try on Georgian clothes too. Definatley worth a visit. A lovely knot garden too.

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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It's Free!!! Came here as a child when we were learning all about Bristol's murky past .. was fascinated by the bath. Brought my own children to show them the house, now older and wiser I saw it through different eyes .. a lovely old house, full of grandeur, would have been a lovely place to live ... but built... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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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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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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