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The Georgian House Museum

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Address: 7 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR, England
Phone Number: +44 117 921 1362
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Discover what a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner's home might have...

Discover what a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner's home might have looked like around 1790. Eleven rooms spread over four floors reveal what life was like above and below stairs, from the kitchen in the basement where servants prepared meals to the elegant formal rooms above.

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Really good glimpse into Georgian past

We spent about an hour in the house. There are a number of floors to visit. The house was the home of a sugar plantation owner. Lots of detailed laminated sheets to read, for each... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lodgers L
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent about an hour in the house. There are a number of floors to visit. The house was the home of a sugar plantation owner. Lots of detailed laminated sheets to read, for each room. The room guides were helpful. Our teenage children found the house very interesting, but It doesn't have any hands on activities or anything interactive... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely visit! This is a beautiful, atmospheric house which takes you by surprise when you walk in from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city of Bristol and find yourself lost in a time warp. We were very warmly welcomed by friendly and knowledgeable staff who were always happy to answer any questions we threw at them!... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very big so won't take long to go around, but it is free so great for learning some history in 30 minutes without costing anything. There was an interesting exhibit about slavery at the very top of the house - we thought they had chosen to ignore that awful part of history, but they hadn't which was good.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Each room had been carefully thought out with furniture, decor and atmosphere. The kitchen and upstairs bedroom with cot were or upmost favourites. It's free to visit also.A beautifully kept Georgian home .

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BristolMuseums, Manager at The Georgian House Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had a enjoyable experience with us at The Georgian House. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The Georgian House is a must for anyone visiting Bristol. It is just as it was when the occupants walked out all those years ago. It was a merchants house back in the day and has been kept in a good state of repair. It is well worth the visit, but tie it in with other attractions like the red... More 

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BristolMuseums, Manager at The Georgian House Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had a enjoyable experience at The Georgian House. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Helpful staff, plenty of info and curiosity. Amazing visit, makes you feel like in the 1786. Is half an hour visit, but free entry. I would suggest a visit when in Bristol

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

If your interested in our historical past, your gunna love this one If weather is good, it`s a great place/thing to visit

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I visited the Georgian House for the first time in over 20 years and things seemed much the same, very carefully maintained. This attraction is free entry and the rooms are accessible over three floors. I would have loved to see the attics where the servants slept. The kitchen is amazing, a must-see! This house tells the history of a... More 

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BristolMuseums, Manager at The Georgian House Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad that you a enjoyable experience with us at The Georgian House and maybe some day we will be able to open up the attics to the public. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a little gem to finally visit and a nice insight into Georgian family life. A great activity to do on a rainy day :-)

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we are so glad that you had a enjoyable experience with us at The Georgian House. More 

London, United Kingdom
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59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Delightful museum, with lots of interesting bits - don't miss the cold water plunge pool. An extraordinary feature for a relatively small house. Gives a sense of Georgian life. Note there is no toilet or café. Worth visiting, friendly guides.

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We are so glad so had a enjoyable experience with us at The Georgian House. More 

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