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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Cala D`Or
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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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33 helpful votes 33 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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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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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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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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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have visited this house several times over the years, often with school children to study the Tudors and always really enjoyed it. Although not a big building, it is atmospheric and definitely worth a look. Don't forget to look out of the window to view the knot garden.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a nice little museum that doesn't charge but donations are welcome. It is small so could be a very quick visit as it was for us. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it again though; sorry.

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