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Carlyle's House

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A great small property

This house dates from the early 18th century and as it was converted to a museum only a few years... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sheepygold
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london
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Well worth a visit.

This is a real gem. Almost perfectly preserved and feels like the Carlyle's could still be living... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Holidayplanner51
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Uk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This house dates from the early 18th century and as it was converted to a museum only a few years after Carlyle's death it is largely as he would have left it. We had an informative talk from the friendly guide before wandering around the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real gem. Almost perfectly preserved and feels like the Carlyle's could still be living there. The rooms are well furnished with mostly the original items. Whilst the volunteer staff were lovely and clearly knowledgeable ,we could not understand why the 'live in'...More

Thank Holidayplanner51
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Although it is hard to find, the walk through Chelsea is worth loitering over. Carlyle's house stands in a suburban street, entry is gained after ringing the doorbell. I was given a good insight into the history by, I think, Thalia, which helps when look...More

1  Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great little place. So beautifully kept with great knowledgable staff. You get a real sense of the Carlyles’ lives. The servants quarters in the basement are very interesting. So sad to see that was a whole existence.

1  Thank Tamsin L
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This is a interesting house and you get to see a few rooms. It’s typical National Trust, only information is bits to read. Why can’t they do tours or have guides in the rooms with stories of the history. It was interesting but could have...More

1  Thank Gin-Ginnie
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We spent a Sunday morning here in May. We didn't know much about Carlyle beforehand but as NT members thought it was worth visiting anyway. There's a lot of information to read if you've got the time, and plenty of items to look at in...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Carlyle's House, in Chelsea, was the London home of Victorian writers Thomas and Jane Carlyle. This several story house will give you an insight as to how some people lived in Victorian times. Much of the furniture, about 80% in fact, was originally owned by...More

1  Thank Travelling_Tweet
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

In Chelsea, in between the King’s Road and the River, this is an extraordinary place to visit, and to immerse yourself in mid-19th century London. Yet this was no fusty, dusty and musty relic. This was a brilliantly preserved and presented house, telling an intriguing...More

1  Thank madpom
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

A snapshot of the living accommodation of the Carlyle’s, spread over 4 floors with a small back garden and lots of story boards it gives an insight into life for that part of society then. A good introduction by a volunteer and you left to...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Not the easiest of places to find: go to the Thomas Carlyle statue on the riverbank and the road is directly behind it. The house is pretty much as it would have been at the time of the eponymous owner. You can also use an...More

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