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Stunning from the outside

Unfortunately I have only been able to take photographs of the outside of this stunning building as... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
sheepygold
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london
A most interesting museum in a fascinating old house

The museum is misleadingly signposted from the main street, but once found is a real treat and its... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2015
Mark F
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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18 Jun 2017
“Stunning from the outside”
23 Aug 2015
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Unfortunately I have only been able to take photographs of the outside of this stunning building as it has been closed when I have passed by. I am not sure if it is open at all now?

4  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Great place to visit, though does need updating slightly. Council run and I think this is the problem, staff are just that staff and are not passionate about the museum.

1  Thank MadamPC
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Merchant's House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2015

Thanks very much for your positive review of our historic Merchant's House. We will be making changes/improvements over the next few months. Best wishes.

Reviewed 19 August 2015

Very interesting historical building with artifacts and story lines linked to historic people such as mayors and a display about Plymouth in ther Blitz.

Thank Ken P
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Merchant's House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2015

Thanks very much for your positive review of our historic Merchant's House. Best wishes.

Reviewed 26 July 2015

This ancient building is Plymouth's finest surviving example of a 16th/17th century residence but most signs of it being a home have been lost to time. Instead it has become quite an interesting repository of items and antiques and stories that recount different periods of...More

1  Thank bravo-cinzia
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Merchant's House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2015

Thanks very much for your positive review of our historic Merchant's House. Best wishes.

Reviewed 19 July 2015

Good value for money at £1.80 for students. On several levels, each level devoted to a particular timeframe - a mixture of different exhibits from the Elizabethian era to the 1970's. Although it's very informative, I was under the original impression I was going to...More

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Merchant's House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2015

Thanks very much for your positive review of our historic Merchant's House. It's sister property, the Elizabethan House is laid out in the style of a merchant or sea captain's house. Best wishes.

Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

The museum is misleadingly signposted from the main street, but once found is a real treat and its small fee excellent value - its several floors are crammed with very interesting displays and exhibits - a very good balance of interpretation and artefacts. Children will...More

2  Thank Mark F
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Merchant's House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2015

Thanks very much for your positive review of our historic Merchant's House. Best wishes.

Reviewed 29 June 2015

Spent an enjoyable hour or so here, very interesting and informative. Shame it's so tucked away, could easily have missed it. Well worth a visit.

2  Thank scotty129
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Merchant's House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2015

Thanks very much for your positive review of our historic Merchant's House. Best wishes.

Reviewed 29 May 2015

Old town house dating back to the time of Sir Francis Drake. Now turned into a museum with such artefacts as a ducking stool, an old prison cell and a schoolroom from Victorian times.

1  Thank raylikesaj0ke
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Merchant's House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2015

Many thanks for your informative review about the Merchant's House. We hope you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes.

Reviewed 4 April 2015

The outside looks intriguing but the inside museum looks tired and doesn't fulfill that promise. There are some fascinating pieces but the display feels a bit muddled. Rooms include an air raid shelter to simulate the Blitz in Plymouth and a Victorian school room which...More

1  Thank AmandaR R
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Merchant's House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2015

Many thanks for your feedback about the Merchant's House. We hope you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes.

Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

What else can you do for £2.60? A lovely old building, well displayed with a wide variety of items and eras. Helpful staff. A little gem, especially if raining.

Thank Stephen B
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