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The Georgian House Museum, Bristol

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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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  • Brilliantly preserved and presented house, allowing one to readily imagine being there nearly 200yr ago.  more »
  • Well worth a visit. Beautiful and interesting Georgian house with period furnishings. Interesting details regarding the family that lived there and their involvement in sugar plantations and the slave...  more »
  • Not large, but a good stop off if you are walking up Park Street to go to the museum. It's a fascinating place for historians, particularly those with an interest in the Georgians. The staff were very...  more »
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  • A fantastic, if somewhat remote, museum that offers an interesting insight to Georgian-era life in the city. The house is well maintained and full of varied exhibits relating to the Georgian family who once owned the property and their exploits in the slave-trading industry. It is worth noting that due to the design of the building there is no disabled access, and many steep staircases.
  • 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.
  • Small but informative, provide an interesting peek into the lives Georgians
  • Beautiful surviving Georgian house. Equally excellent location opposite St. George's.
  • 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!