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Review of Merchant's House - CLOSED

Merchant's House
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Former home of Elizabethan William Parker Mayor of Plymouth in 1601. Opened as a museum in 1978. Lovely building rooms all have themes, education, police, blitz room etc. small fee to get in and we enjoyed our visit - lots of stairs laid out over several floors.

3  Thank Rainbirds
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

Wall to wall history. Elizabethen house well preser ved and worth a visit.

1  Thank E R
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

One of the few houses that has survived Plymouths history and the second world war, where one in five houses was destroyed by the intense bombing of the war. The merchant’s house is well worth a visit, as soon as you walk through the door you feel that you have gone through a time warp. The house is all at a slant as you walk the boards of time, and the furnishings show just how the house looked all those years ago. There are old pictures of bygone Plymouth and books smelling of time as you walk from room to room exploring the past. It is well worth a visit, it is set in the back streets behind the guild hall just off the main shopping area.

5  Thank wrighton53
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

Agree with last two reviews. Yes there was the Blitz and the naive post war planning debacle. Maybe there are no resources to maintain and present history but this old building is a sad isolated token for visitors to the city.

12  Thank creasedup
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

What the only other reviewer of this visitor attraction states... is true! All of it. However, we are lucky that this property was rescued from probable demolition. It really does look odd compared to the surrounding buildings although the Prysten House is not very far. Think about visiting just to see the eclectic collection and to imagine what the likes of Drake and other privateers would have seen all those centuries ago. Plus, remember the local authority has the thankless task of preserving what little heritage there is.

19  Thank plymouth
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