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Apr 18, 2018
“Finally scaffolding after 2 1/2 years but no date for reopening.”
Oct 7, 2017
“'Essential restoration' - another year on, nothing happening. Delayed or abandoned?!”
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The house is currently closed due to essential conservation work.
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New Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NA, England
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Someone ought to be very ashamed for the recent history of this building. Left for years to limp along without much history. The closed in late 2015 for ‘essential work’ and restoration. Then a few days ago, up goes scaffolding virtually blocking the road for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed October 7, 2017

It feels like a local disgrace. Even with the drift toward Mayflower 2020 this undoubtedly important period building seems to be in unhealthy uncertain limbo. I am in New Street often and there is no sign of activity. It just sits there, closed to the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Cheap admission and really shows our history. My favourite part was the WW2 display with the Anderson bomb shelter. The air raid sirens, gas masks and evacuation really hits hone on how we had it. You'll probably be through it in about an hour.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed March 4, 2017

It is just adjacent to Elizabethan Gardens and two minutes walk from Barbican. The Elizabethan House is in Plymouth's Barbican area and has a number of restored rooms and a garden. The house was nearly demolished but was saved by the city council. The Elizabethan...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed September 13, 2016

I last came here half a dozen years ago. It was already looking run down and unloved. I was in New St again this morning and thought I would look again. I recalled that last time it seemed to be jointly run by the council...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Jannerbloke
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Elizabethan House, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2016

Thank you for your interest in the Elizabethan House which is currently closed for some essential restoration work. This is clearly stated on the signage in the windows and on our website. We will publicise a date for the re-opening of the house once it...More

Reviewed October 8, 2015

Very easy to get to, but not overly impressed. The potential for improvements are there but as it is Council run I cannot see it high on their budget for improvements. Pity!

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Keith A
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Elizabethan House, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2016

Many thanks for your review of our historic Elizabethan House. You may be interested to hear that the property is now undergoing some essential restoration work and, once this is completed, will re-open with an improved visitor offer. Best wishes.

Reviewed October 7, 2015

Well worthwhile taking a look at this genuine Elizabethan house, on 3 floors with furniture included, there is also a garden which you can visit, that is quite tranquil.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Philippa N
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Elizabethan House, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2016

Many thanks for your positive review of our historic Elizabethan House. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes.

Reviewed August 23, 2015

If I'm honest I was not overly impressed with this place. There just isn't that much there and didn't have that feel of excitement of visiting an old place. Preferred the Merchants house

Date of experience: September 2014
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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Elizabethan House, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2015

Thank you for your review of our Elizabethan House. We will be making changes/improvements to the property over the next few months. Best wishes.

Reviewed August 23, 2015

As with the Merchants House this is a council run museum and this is what lets it down. Great property and has potential to be great, however it lacks passion that volunteer run museums have.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank MadamPC
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Elizabethan House, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2015

Thank you for your review of our Elizabethan House. We will be making changes/improvements to the property over the next few months. Best wishes.

Reviewed July 23, 2015

It is quietly tucked away and might be easy to miss but I would recommend a visit here if you enjoy history, architecture and how life used to be lived 500 years ago! It is a simple house with many of the accoutrements of the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank bravo-cinzia
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Elizabethan House, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2015

Thank you for such a positive review of our Elizabethan House. Best wishes.

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Jannerbloke
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Response from Joanne C | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. We have not abandoned any future plans for this building and are currently in the process of carrying out essential analysis and restoration work. If you got to the news page of the Plymouth... More
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