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The Red Lodge Museum

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Address: Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LJ, England
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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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An absolute gem

Through a humble red door you step into a magical time capsule. To say it's atmospheric is an understatement, the wood panelled main hall is breathtaking, the sheer intensity the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Richard S
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Through a humble red door you step into a magical time capsule. To say it's atmospheric is an understatement, the wood panelled main hall is breathtaking, the sheer intensity the ceiling. The surviving paintings and artefacts are exquisite. The regency ground floor is a marvel of elegance. A beautiful place and very quiet and serene when I visited.

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BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at The Red Lodge Museum, responded to this review

Hi Richard, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes, Karolina - Box Office Assistant More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Hidden away, although you do get a view of the top storey from the road. A nice little garden in front and quite a plain, though decidedly red exterior. The highlight is the first floor room with its panelling and ornate fireplace and entrance porch. However the other rooms are also interesting, this was a lodge for visitors from the... More 

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BristolMuseums, Front Office Manager at The Red Lodge Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for your support.We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Karolina - Box Office Assistant More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

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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BristolMuseums, Front Office Manager at The Red Lodge Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and your support. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Karolina - Box Office Assistant More 

United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

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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BristolMuseums, Front Office Manager at The Red Lodge Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you, Karolina - Box Office Assistant More 

Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

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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BristolMuseums, Front Office Manager at The Red Lodge Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you, Karolina - Box Office Assistant More 

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
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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BristolMuseums, Manager at The Red Lodge Museum, responded to this review

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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BristolMuseums, Manager at The Red Lodge Museum, responded to this review

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

Cirencester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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BristolMuseums, Manager at The Red Lodge Museum, responded to this review

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

Bath, United Kingdom
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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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we are so glad that you had a enjoyable experience. More 

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