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Merchant's House

33 St. Andrews Street, Plymouth PL1 2AX, England
+44 1752 304381
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Ranked #71 of 119 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 15, 2014
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English first
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What else can you do for £2.60? A lovely old building, well displayed with a wide variety of items and eras. Helpful staff. A little gem, especially if raining.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The Merchants House itself is a gem. The old timbers and glazing really do send you back in time to imagine what you would have seen when it was among the hustle and bustle of the sea trade. The cobble streets outside, and all the changes in levels in the floorboards add to the atmosphere. Each of the rooms has... More

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Plymouth England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

You are not visiting the Merchants House but rooms filled with dusty stuff on a theme... There are singer sewing machines which are so dusty and neglected that I felt like donating my own loved, cherished possession. The section on the Blitz was quite interesting but so in need of a revamp. Go to any NT property and see how... More

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lymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Stratford has Shakespeare houses but Plymouth has real gem in the Merchants house. A back street leads you to the area of Plymouth that has not changed much in hundreds of years. Cobble streets lead to the house and the Barbican is very close so a real chance to step back to Sir Francis Drake's time.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Tucked away out of the way but well worth a visit to walk round the house and see how an Elizabrthan merchant and his family lived. Great for kids when they're at that age where they like to compare things and learn a little history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This small museum is just perfect. It really seems, once inside, that one might have lived here in Elizabethan times. It is set in a street of buildings of similar age, some of which are not too much changed over the centuries, although others, of course, have been badly modernized. Worth a visit, and then a visit to the nearby... More

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South West
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a very old, small, merchants house. It doesn't take very long to walk around but is interesting to visit when you are in the Barbican area of Plymouth.

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Merthyr Tydfil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Former home of Elizabethan William Parker Mayor of Plymouth in 1601. Opened as a museum in 1978. Lovely building rooms all have themes, education, police, blitz room etc. small fee to get in and we enjoyed our visit - lots of stairs laid out over several floors.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Wall to wall history. Elizabethen house well preser ved and worth a visit.

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

One of the few houses that has survived Plymouths history and the second world war, where one in five houses was destroyed by the intense bombing of the war. The merchant’s house is well worth a visit, as soon as you walk through the door you feel that you have gone through a time warp. The house is all at... More

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