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The Red Lodge Museum

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Address: Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 117 921 1360
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Description: What secrets lie behind the bright red door? Step inside the TARDIS and...
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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Amazing Elizabethan oak panelled room

...descending into this secret free museum from the bright red door, you are quickly transported into the 1700's, then back to the 1600's on the first floor. The main oak room... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

...descending into this secret free museum from the bright red door, you are quickly transported into the 1700's, then back to the 1600's on the first floor. The main oak room with incredible carving, and plaster ceiling was just a way for the Elizabethan nobility to show off their bling! You'll only need 45 minutes to see everything, but a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This building is highly atmospheric and a miraculous survivor amidst the horror of Bristol's post-war planning. It is central and the garden is a delight. It is run by the city Museum and a certain institutional atmosphere but the house is stronger pervades. The guardians are delightful and very informative. I saw a fantastic performance her a while ago. A... More 

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Cala D`Or
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

worth a visit, the house is amazing, every room unique, even the garden is worth a walk around, the elizabethan stone fireplace is incredible, each room has its own different merits, well worth a visit

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My son recommended this home to visit, and it did not disappoint. Like stepping back in time. The staff who I think were volunteers were very helpful and despite there being no cover charge, just donations. A not to be missed experience for those interested in the history of the Bristol area. Very enjoyable.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Not been in over a year, but if you call/email in advance, there is an opportunity for groups of you to try on clothes from Tudor times. Brilliant free place for children with very knowledge staff who are only to happy to answer any questions.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A small house but with a spectacular Elizabethan floor. Staff welcoming and friendly. Garden closed for health and safety reasons it seems - a shame. Probably 30-45 minutes for a visit - could not help feeling that more could be made of this building - felt a bit neglected. Would have been much better if garden was accessible. However, it... More 

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Chatham, England, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this by accident. Entry is free although you can leave a donation. It is a most magnificent Tudor House and the site of the first reformatory for girls. A fascinating 20 mins spent

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Axbridge, United Kingdom
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I was disappointed. But then for me, if history is to be interesting, it has to come alive and The Red Lodge just didn't do it for me.

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Bristol UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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