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The Merchant's House Marlborough

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Amazing medieval building

Lovely gift shop with stylish items but do take the opportunity to visit the upper floors as you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reading, United Kingdom
A fascinating gem, with amazing furnishings

This is open a couple days a year for free to locals, so we just popped in randomly when we noticed... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2019
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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132 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1HN, England
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All reviews hidden gem seventeenth century guided tour well worth a visit great tour fascinating place painted walls ninety minutes side entrance middle class main staircase shop downstairs christmas decorations step back in time beautiful garden piece of history opening times
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely gift shop with stylish items but do take the opportunity to visit the upper floors as you truly step back in time and it is very atmospheric.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WaivedWife
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

This is open a couple days a year for free to locals, so we just popped in randomly when we noticed the sign. The house is beautiful, and the restoration work alone was worth seeing, but coupled with the tour giving the history of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

This house is tucked away so be sure to find it. It has been renovated beautifully by the trustees and is so beautiful. A very interesting tour by Trish about the history of the house and its renovation, which is ongoing. A very pretty garden...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank gilliansheath
katie F, Manager at The Merchant's House Marlborough, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you so much for your review. So pleased you had a lovely time. We hope you see you again. Kindest regards Katie - Trust Manager

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Loved this little gem, £3 entrance and we essentially had a private tour as nobody else had ventured out on a wet Saturday morning! Lots of drawings and artefacts of the town's history. The man on the door was obviously so proud of the museum,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rosie S
katie F, Manager at The Merchant's House Marlborough, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Hello there. Just wanted to say thank you so much for your review of our new museum. Next time you are around do come and see the house too! many thanks Katie - Trust Manager

Reviewed 21 September 2018

What a fascinating house and the stories it has to reveal. Excellent tour guide her enthusiasm for this wonderful house and gardens is second to none! It has been sympathetically restored the main staircase is amazing. Very atmospheric house. A must to visit but check...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

If you love old buildings then this is a must. It’s on the High Street and it is worth booking a tour for a walk back into history. You are allowed to touch things and the mousetrap in the kitchen is ingenious! The colours and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank mitchell39j
Reviewed 8 September 2018

I hadn't looked at the web site before visiting so it was a huge treat to come across this fantastic resource. I've been studying frescoes and wallcoverings and was suddenly surrounded by a wealth of both. It was such a treat! The two people taking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This is a 17th century silk merchant's house. If you like old buildings and the stories they tell, you'll love this. It is leased and managed by a Trust and staffed mostly by volunteers, who are clearly passionate about the place. There is lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This old house dating back to Tudor times is a hidden gem, as it is fronted by a modern-looking shop. We had a personal guided tour lasting an hour, which was very interesting. Many rooms have been restored and there are many authentic items of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank magisterlatinus
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Rare nowadays to discover a hidden gem, but the Merchant's House is just that. A beautifully atmospheric 17th century home with sloping floors, panelling, a really sublime painted room and even a cabinet of curiosities. Our guide managed to be both entertaining and erudite and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank KempstonJan
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Response from mitchell39j | Reviewed this property |
So sorry have only just seen your post. The price is online but I guess this is too late to help you. apologies. It is definitely worth a visit.