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Address: 33 St. Andrews Street, Plymouth PL1 2AX, England
Phone Number: +44 1752 304381
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Spent an enjoyable hour or so here, very interesting and informative. Shame it's so tucked away, could easily have missed it. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Lincolnshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Spent an enjoyable hour or so here, very interesting and informative. Shame it's so tucked away, could easily have missed it. Well worth a visit.

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Burton on Trent
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27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Old town house dating back to the time of Sir Francis Drake. Now turned into a museum with such artefacts as a ducking stool, an old prison cell and a schoolroom from Victorian times.

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Merchant's House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your informative review about the Merchant's House. We hope you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The outside looks intriguing but the inside museum looks tired and doesn't fulfill that promise. There are some fascinating pieces but the display feels a bit muddled. Rooms include an air raid shelter to simulate the Blitz in Plymouth and a Victorian school room which both appeal well to children. With a bit more TLC and inspiration, it could be... More 

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Merchant's House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback about the Merchant's House. We hope you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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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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Address: Address: 33 St. Andrews Street, Plymouth PL1 2AX, England
Phone Number: +44 1752 304381
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth

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