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Address: 33 St. Andrews Street, Plymouth PL1 2AX, England
Phone Number: +44 1752 304381
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A most interesting museum in a fascinating old house

The museum is misleadingly signposted from the main street, but once found is a real treat and its small fee excellent value - its several floors are crammed with very interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This ancient building is Plymouth's finest surviving example of a 16th/17th century residence but most signs of it being a home have been lost to time. Instead it has become quite an interesting repository of items and antiques and stories that recount different periods of Plymouth history. I didn't think I'd find it as engaging as I actually did! Everyone... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Good value for money at £1.80 for students. On several levels, each level devoted to a particular timeframe - a mixture of different exhibits from the Elizabethian era to the 1970's. Although it's very informative, I was under the original impression I was going to see an attraction about an 'Elizabethan merchant's house', rather than a trip through time involving... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The museum is misleadingly signposted from the main street, but once found is a real treat and its small fee excellent value - its several floors are crammed with very interesting displays and exhibits - a very good balance of interpretation and artefacts. Children will be fascinated by the Victorian school room and the Anderson shelter. Very good on Plymouth... More 

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Lincolnshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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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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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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