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Discover what a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner's home might have looked like around 1790. Eleven rooms spread over four floors reveal what life was like above and below stairs, from the kitchen in the basement where servants prepared meals...more
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We had read about it before we travelled and decided to try and fit it in to our busy three days in the city. We enjoy social history and it didn’t disappoint.
It was cool and shaded indoors on a very hot day. Greeted at...More
This beautifully maintained Georgian house illustrates the way rich people lived and details the horrors of the Slave Trade. The house was used for filming a respectable trade written by Phillips Gregory.
This is a reconstruction of what a typical Georgian merchant's house would have looked like in the late 1700's. It was built for John Pinney who was a sugar plantation owner (though his birth surname was not Pinney apparently, but he had to take on...More
You can spend a good hour being transported back in time to Georgian Bristol. The museum is a period home that has been decorated and furnished to resemble its original state as the home of a plantation owner. As well as being a fascinating insight...More
We had read about it but actually seeing it didn't do the description justice. On a side street not far from the cathedral it would be easy to miss. Once inside we found each room very interesting especially the basement with the kitchen and wash...More
What a brilliant visit - I couldn’t believe that it was free. The whole house has been restored. Each room gives information about the family that lived there and the purpose of each room. There is also information about Georgian Bristol and how it was...More
Absolutely loved it here. Its a Georgian house furnished etc how it would have been 500 years ago. So interesting. The staff are very well informed & happy to give more information. 2 teenagers age 16 & 18, 2 adults aged 50 & 1 grand...More
Dropped into the museum after reading positive reviews on it. It was indeed well-worth our time. The guides were very knowledgeable and very helpful in sharing information. Very well-preserved house. Most of the furniture were not original to the house but were from the same...More