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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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The remnants of a formerly much grander Tudor mansion, the Red Lodge is a fascinating small visitor attraction right in the centre of Bristol. Be prepared for a very interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The remnants of a formerly much grander Tudor mansion, the Red Lodge is a fascinating small visitor attraction right in the centre of Bristol. Be prepared for a very interesting history behind the building! The guides are knowledgeable and not too intrusive and the museum is free. Opening times are a little restricted but it is run by the city... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place is so impressive, the main attraction is the main room/hall with its wood carvings, it is amazing. So well preserved. You have to go and see it for yourself!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You wouldn't know this place existed next to a multi story car park but it is excellent if you fancy a trip back in time. The volunteers are all super polite and helpful when you need them

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The surviving Tudor rooms in this house (and it's a miracle they did survive) are covered with stunning examples of intricate oak and stone carving. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable. But how on earth was the monstrous multi-storey car park allowed to ruin the views from the back windows?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Thanks to the lovely Irish lady (I'm sorry but I didn't catch your name) who welcomed us to the Red Lodge. You made the visit a real treat. The building is well worth taking a little time to wander around, great, fab panelled rooms, especially liked the reproduction embroideries on the four poster bed, beautiful gardens.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Did not find more than 10 mins to do\see here. Liked the oak room, but little more to find interesting. Unable to go into the gardens. Wanted to like it here, especially as it is free........but not really worth much of a detour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It is worth seeking out this little historic house museum. The house itself is wonderful, with breathtaking original Elizabethan oak panelling, and the visitor assistants are very helpful and welcoming.

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Address: Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 117 921 1360
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol

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