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The Georgian House Museum, Bristol

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4.4/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
Learn about 18th-century Bristol society and take in the authentic atmosphere at The Georgian House Museum, a perserved townhouse now serving as a museum. Containing some of the original decor and furniture, the antique home remains much as it was in the late 18th century. The knowledgeable and helpful staff will teach you about Bristol's past, a time when wealth could be acquired by simply producing sugar, and slavery was a common and accepted practice. The classist society that ruled this era is quite apparent here in the "above the stairs" and "below the stairs" layout. The house is not only significant for its place in architectural history but was also graced with the presence of well-known poets such as Wordsworth and Coleridge. Before your visit, check the website for current opening times. Put The Georgian House Museum and other Bristol attractions into our Bristol tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Good for free attraction Good staff who knew there subject Does not have public loos unfortunately as we where busting after our drive Also a lot of stares so not good for pushchair and mobility 
  • Beautifully decorated Georgian House. Very sweet ladies who comment. Almost the entire House is open to the public. Fine it is located in the city itself and not anywhere outside. You can clearly tell from the small garden that used to be much larger.
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  • Georgian House Museum. 18th century, six storey townhouse. Sympathetically restored and decorated, furnished and displayed to depict life at that time. Built 1790 for John Pinney, a wealthy slave plan...  read more »
  • Interesting museum of a period house in the centre of Bristol, loads of interesting information about how the family and servants lived. Also covers the slave tradeing that was the source of the family's wealth.
  • This was a sobering experience to see how wealth from slavery was justified with the use of religion. Despite it's sickening history, the preservation of such a place is essential to ensure such vile inhuman behaviour isn't forgotten. The house is well decorated and to a good level of accuracy for the period. It is also very close to Cabot tower if your ticker can stand it!
  • Tucked away just of Park Street. Really nice experience. Free entry. Very interesting place well worth a visit if you are in the area.
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