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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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Lovely building, great staff.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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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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rochester, kent
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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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North of Watford
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 117 921 1360
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol

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