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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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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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A well preserved and well kept property, lovely staff to show you around and to explain the rooms and their history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
RoseBush0117
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Bristol, United Kingdom

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well preserved and well kept property, lovely staff to show you around and to explain the rooms and their history.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hidden away behind the Colston Hall and up the little side hill, this is a wonderful piece of Bristols history. Was a Girls school for the poor where they were taught to learn the nice virtues of sewing. Lovely herb gardens to relax in. Check out the cellars for the bad girls!! if you ask very nicely. It is also... More 

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

Stunning interior, friendly knowledgeable staff and great to see so much history preserved and cared for. Donations only

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Thank Victoria H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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411 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

So many interesting buildings were bombed it seems a miracle that this survived. The building is superb and you don't feel hassled as a visitor. Not only the building but it's life as the first reformatory for young girls sponsored by Lady Byron! Ah - and all this behind a rather "tradesmans entrance" door.

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Thank RobininBRISTOL
Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Check the opening times before setting out to see the Red Lodge! We found the lodge fascinating and a real historical gem hidden away from the bustle of the city. The volunteers were happy to tell us about the history of the lodge. It's in an amazing state of preservation.

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Thank fishypioneer
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 514 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

An obscure door on a busy road leads you down the stairs into one of Bristol's oldest buildings. Friendly memeber of staff greeted us on the way in and gave some helpful info. While it is very small - jsut a few, largely empty rooms on two floors - it is interesting due to its great age and the good... More 

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Thank Gordon2112
Uk
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Really interesting. Shame the knot garden has been closed for a long time. Definitely recommend, a gem in Bristol

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Thank Khlara
Bristol
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Visited here free on doors open day, not sure if there is a charge normally, the building is small and well worth a visit, you can spend anything from 20 minutes to over an hour wandering round looking at the stunning wood paneling and wonderful stone fireplaces. There is also a really quaint garden to the rear.

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Thank JS-JN
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Quite good, if you don't have much tudor stuff around you. We went when there was a schoool trip in, which meant we mostly felt in the way. Great views of bristol though.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

A hidden gem of a museum. Stumbled across this whilst wandering around Bristol (on way from Cathedral to Christmas Steps). Free entry and very informative and knowledgeable guides

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