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The Georgian House Museum

7 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR, England
+44 117 921 1362
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The Georgian House

Good to go back in time and see how people lived. Things are on show and you can get a sense of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tina c
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bristol
Wonderful House

Bristol Museum has really excelled in its recruitment of knowledgeable and informative guides at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
FuzzyDunlopez
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London, United Kingdom
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Discover what a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner's home might have looked like around 1790. Eleven rooms spread over four floors reveal what life was like above and below stairs, from the kitchen in the basement where servants prepared meals to the elegant formal rooms above.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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7 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR, England
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+44 117 921 1362
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good to go back in time and see how people lived. Things are on show and you can get a sense of history here,More

Thank tina c
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at The Georgian House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tina C, Thank you for reviewing your visit to The Georgian House Museum. We are happy to learn that you had an enjoyable experience and do hope to see you again soon! Perhaps you may also be interested in visiting The Red Lodge Museum,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bristol Museum has really excelled in its recruitment of knowledgeable and informative guides at their locations. The Georgian House is surprisingly large, and has a superbly preserved kitchen. If you can, step out into the garden, which gives you the scale of the property.More

Thank FuzzyDunlopez
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at The Georgian House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear FuzzyDunlopez, Thank you for reviewing your visit to The Georgian House Museum. We are very pleased that you had an enjoyable experience and hope to see you again soon! You might also enjoy visiting The Red Lodge Museum, if you haven't done so already,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Georgian House (c.1790) is one of many museums in Bristol that offer free entrance. I loved this house – I could so easily live here, although I may not participate in the morning cold bath!More

Thank Andrew081
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at The Georgian House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Andrew081, Thank you for writing a review, we are very glad that you have enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! Perhaps you may also enjoy visiting another nearby historical house, called The Red Lodge Museum, which is open every Saturday...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away in a side street off Park Street. Spread over several floors, interesting exhibits. Opens at 11am, not sure it is open every day.

Thank peebee43
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We made a special visit to the Georgian House when visiting Bristol for the weekend, as I studied West Indian plantation / slave history many years ago at University, and as the former home of a plantation owner the house has long been on my...More

Thank WoFluffy
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at The Georgian House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear WoFluffy, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review of your visit to The Georgian House Museum. We are delighted that both the house display was interesting and the staff were most helpful, in your bid to mark this off your...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is fairly small example of a prosperous Georgian slave owners house in an interesting part of Bristol.The information leaflets and guides give an inside into the family that lived there and how they aquired their wealth through slavery in the sugar plantations of the...More

Thank pbhPlymouth
Reviewed 19 September 2017

John Pinney, a wealthy slave plantation owner and sugar merchant, had this house built in 1790, on his return from selling his sugar plantation in Nevis, West India . The house has been wisely configured to recreate the look as it might have been in...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

When you walk into this house, you can imagine the occupants living and working there. OK, so I'm a historian of houses and life styles and look for this kind of museum whenever I travel, but I've never seen a better example. If you want...More

Thank susanmccallum
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Interesting incite into how the life of the privileged, who made their money from the slave trade. Run by enthusiastic, knowledgeable people.

Thank Goldens127
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Very interesting house all very low key nicely furnished which gives a good impression of the lifestyle of a successful Bristol merchant . A pleasure to visit and free

Thank sknock
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Gayle C
12 June 2015|
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Response from Jussus | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free ... However I think maybe you can leave a donation or buy items if you wish, but certainly not compulsory.
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PJC69
24 April 2015|
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