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The Merchant's House Marlborough

132 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1HN, England
+44 1672 511491
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A glimpse of Tudor history hides behind the shop

Don't be put off by the shop that's only there to raise funds to maintain and develop the house... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
eric e
newly restored seventeenth century property

This property was expensively re-built after the great fire of Marlborough. It belonged to a rich... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
jajebaker2018
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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“out of season” (3 reviews)
“guided tour” (5 reviews)
“uneven floors” (2 reviews)
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132 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1HN, England
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+44 1672 511491
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be put off by the shop that's only there to raise funds to maintain and develop the house which sits above and behind it. It gives an interesting glimpse into Tudor middle class living and is slowly being restored to its former glory. Check...More

Thank eric e
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This property was expensively re-built after the great fire of Marlborough. It belonged to a rich silk merchant, but subsequently went into decline. Under the auspices of a new Trust, it is now being restored, and the parts currently opened to the public are well...More

Thank jajebaker2018
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

An extraordinary amount of passion and commitment from volunteers who run the beautiful shop - proceeds all go to maintaining this stunning period building. You are seamlessly taken back to the Tudor era;everything about the house and its contents are original or lovely and painstakingly...More

1  Thank Claire M
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

This is a true gem, a great tour, full of history and renovation. Superb craftsmanship, old and new. Fabulously history. Great dedication shown by current conservetors of the building. There is so much to see, the attention to detail is great. This is a great...More

Thank F F
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I took my daughter and grandson here recently as they have their Christmas rooms available to visit and purchase items, it is amazing again and completely different from last year. You should most definitely be able to purchase a gift or two within the shop...More

Thank Denise M
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

I visited today on the spur of the moment. It really was fascinating! It is being beautifully restored and has many interesting artefacts. Peter did an excellent job explaining the history of the house and you really get a good understanding of what a merchant's...More

1  Thank LondonGecko
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

A remarkable building lovingly and expertly restored, with great historical accuracy, suitable for all those with an interest in history.

1  Thank DL99ofcourse
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I had limited time to view this beautiful old house, only an hour. The tourist guide gave me an in depth view into the house, its contents and tailored it to what I was interested in. She was so passionate and knowledgeable I wish I...More

1  Thank nellie1london
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

The history of the house comes alive with a guided tour. Check the times before you go. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and keep your interest going with a wealth anecdotes. A very good visit combined with a tour of the main street and...More

Thank Colin C
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Marlborough's reward for supporting the Parliamentarian side in the Civil War, was that, when it was largely destroyed by fire, taxes were raised to restore and rebuild, including the house belonging to international silk merchant Mr. Bailey which is now a museum. Arriving just after...More

1  Thank futtock21
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