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Address: 58 French Street, Southampton SO14 2AT, England
Phone Number: 44 2380 221503
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Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Step back in time to the Middle Ages as you tour this restored...

Step back in time to the Middle Ages as you tour this restored thirteenth-century house that was home to a medieval merchant.

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Not open long, but worth a wander around

The museum closes early (at 3 pm, at least when we went on a Friday) but it's relatively cheap (£5 adult, £4 student) for what you get. An audio tour guide is included in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2016
Leah B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The museum closes early (at 3 pm, at least when we went on a Friday) but it's relatively cheap (£5 adult, £4 student) for what you get. An audio tour guide is included in the price and that was very interesting to listen to. Some of the displays are interactive and the first part of the tour is outside in... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Worth a look from the exterior, but not longer open for public inspection. Grab a photo and read the history posted outside of the Medieval Merchant's House.

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Thank Alan R
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This place is closed most days and has been even when the notice outside says it will be open! A website stating opening times is contradictory. Probably too much typical English Heritage red tape?! This should be an important tourist site and open regularly.

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Thank Spenman2014
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Really interesting old building, the information board provided lots of fascinating facts on the history of the medieval merchant's house. Well worth a visit.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Fascinating look into what I presume is an authentic medieval merchants house. All the rarer given Southampton was near bombed into dust during WWII.

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Thank Gary S
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Whilst exploring the older parts of Southampton I came across this very old and pretty building known as the Medieval Merchants House, its strange seeing such an old building next to modern places. I was unable to visit inside as it close during the winter months, but I will return when in the area next.

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Thank Howlo
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Had a look round outside, but not open between November and march. We would have paid to go inside, if it had been open.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Although we didn't have time to stop and see this dream of a tudor building properly - it stuck in my mind - next time will spend some time there - exceptional tudor building brown and white not black and white as are a lot of the renovated ones. Southampton was great a great surprise - a small city and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Very interesting and educational. Well worth the visit. Next time id op for the guided tour.. Was a few rooms we was unable to view on our own..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were amazed at how well the house has been maintained and refurbished. This is by far the oldest house we've ever been in, and we were impressed by how well the merchant lived in medieval days.

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