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“Worth a visit, particularly if you are in that area” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum

Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum
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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Worth a visit, particularly if you are in that area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

My wife and I discussed what to say about the Georgian House Museum. The conclusion is this. If it was the way it had been, apparently, before it reopened, i.e, a guided tour, this would likely get 5 Circles from me. As it is the possibility exists, in my opinion, for it to fall to 3 Circles if it were not for the fact that they include a cup of tea in the admission price and there are docents who are more than willing to explain any and everything on each floor. Something like a guided tour without the formality. If, however, they decide at some point to ditch the docents and the tea I could see the experience declining. So, let's hope that does not happen. The video prior to your self-guided tour is worth the watching and does help explain some of what you will see, with a context revolving around the ghostly former-owner and life back in the day. You then proceed through the house reading about each room and some of the antique furniture and oddities in the rooms. If the docents were not there I would find simply reading plaques about rooms and furniture and purposes to be tedious at some point. Fortunately, the docents are excited to tell you about the place and the types of lives lived within, helping to animate the museum itself. One pretty funny thing is what the men would do after dinner once the ladies had retired to the other rooms leaving them alone. It's really a crack up! Men. We resort to being animals so quickly once outa sight of the opposite sex. Also, the folks running the place could not be nicer or more helpful. Let's hope they return to the guided tours at some point. My wife suggested perhaps just a couple of well-publicized guided tours per day. We were staying down the street in one of these Georgian buildings while on vacay in Dublin and the museum definitely gave all of us a greater appreciation for the Georgian architecture and former-lifestyle in that part of the city.

Visited June 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fascinating and humane insight to family life in the Dublin 1790s”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

We spent a very pleasant afternoon walking around this interesting house which provided a personal and humane insight to the life of a family in 1790s Dublin. The entrance fee was very reasonable and the staff were helpful and considerate providing is with a little portable chair for our parents. The tea shop is a nice little treat at the end.

Visited June 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Open! Open! Open, At Last!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

Finally, a stroke of luck. Opening day is the 20th but my wife and I happened to be there the day before and were given a sneak peak at the newly designed house...and it is breathtaking ... Georgian style.
So enjoy this wonderful house. I am sure there will be lineups on Thursday, so be prepared. Thanks so much for the tour!

Visited June 2013
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Closed until the end of June”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

It took a long time to find this museum as the signs are at ground level and was very disappointed to find out it was closed unitl the end of June. Some notification would have been helpful in the tourist offices!

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Beautifully Restored!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

One you get past the video that begins the tour, the house is very nicely preserved and an interesting way to spend some time. Be prepared to climb some stairs, there were no elevators back in the day and you will have to leave your bags at security, before entering.

Visited July 2012
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