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The Red Lodge Museum

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Address: Red Lodge Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 117 921 1360
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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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Interesting historic house and very knowledgeable staff

Nicely preserved Tudor house with nice garden and close to the centre of Bristol. Very enjoyable to stroll around, trying to imagine what it must have been like to throw lavish... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely preserved Tudor house with nice garden and close to the centre of Bristol. Very enjoyable to stroll around, trying to imagine what it must have been like to throw lavish parties and banquets here..... The elevated location adds a nice dimension, with nice views over the city centre (even though the architect of the Trenchard St carpark marred the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice house with about six rooms to see. The main house is from the 1500s, and some very interesting details remain. Docents upstairs and downstairs were extremely well informed and anxious to talk. We learned interesting details about the history of a painting of Queen Elizabeth upstairs. You can see the house in 20-30 minutes, so just drop in.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the only true Elizabethan house remaining in Bristol.The ground floor was gutted and "updated" in the 18th century (the urge to renovate has always been with us) and is an attractive enough typical Georgian house, but go up the stairs and you go back 2 centuries. The owners either didn't want to bother renovating the bedroom floor or... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

If you like your history, please visit this jewel of a house which dates back to Elizabeth I. The furnishing and wood panellings are something to behold. The staff are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about their subject. And all this is for free!!! Would highly recommend!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

what an incredible place. As soon as you go through the little red door, all the noise and busyness of the outside world just vanishes,and you find yourself in a still and quiet little bubble of pure history.The oak room is stunning,an untouched Elizabethan gem,the carved fireplace is a feast for the eyes. My friend and i went once and... More 

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we are so glad that you had a enjoyable visit. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Some absolutely stunning wood paneling and furniture. It doesn't take long to look around, but it's worth a visit. The staff were super helpful and had plenty of insight to share.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We went to see this lovely old house- down a steep cobbled road and in through a garden. It is free.The stewards were very welcoming. The wood panelling was amazing. Well worth seeing,

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we are so glad that you had a enjoyable experience with us. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We went here a week ago, walking passed and saw the sign behind the Colston Hall, and it was a 'why not' moment. Have to be honest, I feel rather ashamed for not having been here before - it's free to enter and although it's small and not a time hungry venue it's amazing and in stunning condition. The Oak... More 

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Stumbled upon this lovely museum and really enjoyed our visit. The staff are helpful and very knowledgeable so it really adds to the interest. well worth a visit & free of charge.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I love this museum. It is a pleasure to walk around imagining the History that has taken place in the rooms and garden. On my last visit the staff were exceptionally friendly and more than happy to discuss the different rooms. Within short walking distance there is also the Cabot tower and the Georgian House. You could take in all... More 

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