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A little known treasure

Like many Bristolians, I suspect, I have walked past the Red Lodge for years, and kept meaning to... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2013
Treesd
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Fascinating

This was a real find - tucked away behind a simple red door, I had to double-check that this was... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2013
Caroline L
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London, United Kingdom
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What secrets lie behind the bright red door? Step inside the TARDIS and experience more than 400 years of history in the museum where you feel you have left the modern world behind. From 'royal party house' of the 16th Century to Victorian reform...more
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Red Lodge Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LJ, England
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Like many Bristolians, I suspect, I have walked past the Red Lodge for years, and kept meaning to pay a visit. It is certainly worth taking the time to have a look around this Tardis of a building. The Red Lodge is of historical significance...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2013

This was a real find - tucked away behind a simple red door, I had to double-check that this was the way in. They might do more to advertise. Anyway, it's a preserved townhouse - Tudor upstairs, where you're advised to start, Georgian downstairs. Really...More

4  Thank Caroline L
Reviewed 11 March 2013

We visited the Red Lodge on a Saturday during the Olympics so it was pretty quiet. Starting at the top we were wandering round when one of the guides started chatting to us. And we're so glad she did! Sorry to say that I can't...More

3  Thank Indiebar
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Red Lodge isn't easy to spot, and I don't think it's that well known, even among locals. The house is so beautiful and the Elizabethan decorations are stunning. It's a lot bigger inside than it first seems, but not all of it is open to...More

2  Thank CJM88
Reviewed 24 October 2012

This fantastic 16th Century house is free to visit and contains the best example of 'elizabethan' oak panelling I have ever seen. You can imagine the crinolines, ruffs and knickerbockers. The staff are friendly and informative and you learn about the history of the house...More

2  Thank Mo D
Reviewed 30 September 2012

This off the beaten track house is beautiful inside & a must visit venue because I'm pretty sure it is under threat from area developments & would be a great loss.Its free to enter but well worth a donation.Go & see & donate!!!

1  Thank debate_12
Reviewed 16 September 2012

I was walking through Bristol, towards Queen's Road, when I noticed this building on my left, with a very red door. I am glad I went in as I enjoyed the view of some beautiful rooms, whose detail and magneficence are incredible. Very good flooring,...More

1  Thank max1100
Reviewed 27 August 2012

A red door in an small and rather ugly entrance building looks uninviting, but it leads to a fascinating suite of Elizabethan and Georgian rooms, some of which are quite magnificent. The lodge was built in 1580 as the lodge for a large house that,...More

4  Thank handel21
Reviewed 23 August 2012

Lived in Clifton 6 years a long time ago and used to walk past it often. Dropped in to have a look whilst on a short break and found this stunning museum - best oak panelling and details I have seen anywhere. Friendly and helpful...More

2  Thank VC2020
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Not much to look at from the outside but once inside the upstairs main room has beautiful old wood pannelling and a massive fireplace. Free admission as well.

1  Thank HolsTripper
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Check wikipedia for the opening times, it varies according different times of the year.
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