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The Red Lodge Museum

Address: Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 117 921 1360
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Ranked #36 of 305 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: What secrets lie behind the bright red door? Step inside the TARDIS and experience more than 400...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: What secrets lie behind the bright red door? Step inside the TARDIS and experience more than 400 years of history in the museum where you feel you have left the modern world behind. From 'royal party house' of the 16th Century to Victorian reform school for girls, see how the lodge has changed over time.

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Bristol UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This relatively small Tudor house is very special: it is one of the oldest buildings in Bristol and it has beautifully preserved rooms which are presented exactly as they would have appeared in Tudor times. There is also a lovely 'knot' garden, and the whole experience is fascinating for children and adults alike.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have visited this house several times over the years, often with school children to study the Tudors and always really enjoyed it. Although not a big building, it is atmospheric and definitely worth a look. Don't forget to look out of the window to view the knot garden.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a nice little museum that doesn't charge but donations are welcome. It is small so could be a very quick visit as it was for us. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it again though; sorry.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

excellent facility not very well known even though it is in the heart of the city, very conveneintly located next to NCP car park , making acces easy and convenient when planning the day

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Been in Bristol for years but never set foot in the Red Lodge Missed an absolute treat. Hundreds of years of history. It is like going back in time. Just find out for yourself!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is one of two (The Georgian House) which have become a bit of an embarrassment to the City Council. They are attractive examples of Georgian and earlier town houses but are not connected to other museums to give them support. A clear need for volunteer operation but not, apparently under current management. Well worth a detour. Just how early... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you have a spare hour, then I recommend a visit. Its a great way to take a step back in time and best of all, its FREE.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This won't take you much more than an hour to visit, but it's wonderful inside as is the beautiful fireplace. We like to visit regularly as its home to the "Bristol Savages" which are a group of Bristol artists and as my husband's father and grand father were well known artists here we are privileged to see some of their... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A Classic Georgian House- with a touch of Tutor Rooms - well worth seeing and Ceilings are fantastic-one can feel how they lived.

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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This house served many purposes and some of the furnishings Are very interesting. One of the purposes of the building was that it was a former Reform school for girls

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