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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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An amazing house. Don't be put off by the exterior!

From the outside it doesn't look much. The entrance door leads into an amazing house which has to be seen to be believed! When we had looked around for a while the lady who was in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

From the outside it doesn't look much. The entrance door leads into an amazing house which has to be seen to be believed! When we had looked around for a while the lady who was in charge showed us into a room which was in the process of being refurbrished. She removed a floor covering to reveal a well. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

in the heart of the hustle and bustle of busy Bristol City,a quiet walk into the past.a look at how some used to live in the heart of the city. something for all the family to see and do, well worth a look

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Hardly anybody there when we visited, charming Scottish lady showed us round and told us bits and bobs about the place. What an interesting house it is, dating from Elizabethan times, with add-ons

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A must for any history lovers. Only a small house, doesn't take long to see it all. Very friendly and enthusiastic staff. Well preserved original Tudor and Elizabethan rooms. Only negative, it's up a very steep hill.

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

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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