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Address: 58 French Street, Southampton SO14 2AT, England
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+44 23 8022 1503
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00

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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English Heritage run this beautiful house and it is well maintained but £4.80 each to visit is too expensive They would be more appealing asking just for a donation It is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

English Heritage run this beautiful house and it is well maintained but £4.80 each to visit is too expensive They would be more appealing asking just for a donation It is a beautifully restored property

Thank JeffTheChairman
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit this wonderful repository of mediaeval history. This would possibly have been seen by those on their way to boarding the Mayflower for its historic sailing to America and the New World. Look out for the ancient Mulberry tree in the apothecary garden.

Thank silverfeet
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This costs almost five pounds to get in, and there isn't much there. It's wonderful to have a merchants house from mediaeval times still available for people to visit. But if you have one day in Southampton, there are other, more interesting museums to spend your time and money at. Volunteers run this and take the money, and it's only... More 

Thank Carno
Caterham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What were the planners thinking. I know a lot of the area was bombed out but this medieval house has two out of place buildings either side. Check the opening times on English heritage because it is seasonal.

Thank Jimvin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

To the locals they call it the wine house, as in the days gone by a lot of drinking was done by the merchants. Still looks a fine building.

Thank David M
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This building as you can see is Tudor in Architecture. It used to be an old wine house but now not sure if it is open to the public

Thank aussievet68
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Cities are full of rushing people and traffic but find this old area of Southampton and you have found the best of the city. Do pay for the hearing guide to get the best experience as the story unfolds to the sounds of the past. This is British medieval and you will never forget it.

Thank Val104
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very photographic, and worth seeing but it looked firmly locked and judging my the refuse around the front door has been closed for a while.

Thank f2s
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Reviewed 22 May 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 

Thank Leah B
Richardson, Texas
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Reviewed 22 May 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.

Thank Alan R

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