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Medieval Merchant's House

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Lovely afternoon with the kids

Bit of a rainy day and looking for some options headed here as it was a free entry day. Pleasantly... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Helen T
Southampton, United Kingdom
quick visit

we had a look round old Southampton and came across this house, We did not go but looked very... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Betty L
Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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26 Jun 2018
“Lovely afternoon with the kids”
21 May 2018
“quick visit”
Step back in time to the Middle Ages as you tour this restored thirteenth-century house that was home to a medieval merchant.
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58 French Street, Southampton SO14 2AT, England
+44 23 8022 1503
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We went out of our way to find this, walking across town. When we arrived it was 45 minutes before the advertised closing time but the door was padlocked shut.

Thank emat822
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Great place to visit with lots to learn. A lovely cafe and a gorgeous garden to view. There are some lovely herbs to smell and the bees love this.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 22 July 2018

disappointing short visit , would have been better with audio or written plaques explaining what your seeing ,lady on reception was great and able to answer my questions, but i feel the admission price was not great value for money.

Thank 987heatherp
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is a wonderful and rare example of a medieval merchant's house. It's been beautifully restored and has replica furniture which gives a great idea of how it would have looked in its heyday. No information boards in the rooms (which was rather refreshing really,...More

Thank Alice2277
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Bit of a rainy day and looking for some options headed here as it was a free entry day. Pleasantly surprised. lots of lovely things to see, lovely little outside space. Small cafe. worth a visit.

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 21 May 2018

we had a look round old Southampton and came across this house, We did not go but looked very interesting inside the old city walls away from the bustle of the city.

Thank Betty L
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Another stop on our Jane Austen walk through Southampton, we didn't actually go in as it was closed but I am sure there is something to see.

Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Although the house is fairly authentic to the times, unless one has a fairly good knowledge of the time period, there'should not much here to enlighten anyone. Talking with the docent later was interesting, but nothing in the house really provides much information. At 10...More

Thank LJB4687
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Beautiful Building with interesting history. Visited here many times on scholl excursions, so was interested in visiting as an adult. The rooms used to be set up as if the family were still there, but now things are behind glass and there is lots of...More

Thank Looberta
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

It's a lovely little house. You can see the whole thing in less than 10 minutes, but it certainly is worth the visit and the ticket. There's a toilet too.

Thank MannaBains
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