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The Georgian House Museum
Ranked #36 of 215 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 to the elegant formal rooms above.
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Whilst I know some schools do provide trips here but honestly it's quiet a small house and it really doesn't hold much for any child's interest that said for adults it's great full of interesting history ideal situation in town but won't take long to get around the whole museum so prob plan other things to do as well .

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is a wonderful home.
The opulence (for the time) is astonishing and impressive - until you reach the top floor, where there is a tiny section devoted to the source of the funds which enabled to extravagant lifestyle - slavery.
In 1765 the owner had written ‘ Since my arrival I have purchased 9 Negroe slaves at St Kitts and can assure you I was shocked at the first appearance of human flesh exposed for sale. But surely God ordained them for the use and benefit of us: otherwise his Divine Will would surely have been made manifest by some particular Sign or Token’.
Staggering that he justified slavery on the basis that God would have said if it was wrong.

5  Thank DavidLondon2008
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

This house would be a wonderful place to live. Elegant, beautifully furnished and airy, with far reaching views from upstairs. Kitchen floor , with laundry, housekeepers room and plunge bath unusual. Slavery display interesting. Hope the old plantation house does get renovated by family who have bought it. Very much liked my visit.

Thank Millie024
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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

This is a brilliant chronicle of Georgian living. The house is beautifully decorated.The captions were easy to read and it was a great place to visit with young curious children. It's free so most definitely worth a visit. Highly recommend it!

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We walked straight from the Red Lodge to The Georgian House and I have just written a fairly scathing review of the former but The Georgian House is a much more satisfying experience, you feel that a real effort has been put into the exhibits and the accompanying explanations of their usage and context. There is also a compact but telling and painful explanation of how the owner made his money (slave trading), which we came to last, that suddenly puts a different gloss on a lovely property - but it needs to be told.
A couple of gripes. Reading the other reviews it seems we must have been unlucky with the staff on duty, for when we visited they were much more interested in talking to each other about their weekend activities than with relating to their visitors. And the garden, renovated three years ago, could do with some tlc perhaps from the people that do such a good job maintaining the Red Lodge garden.
But overall, we were taken with this and would happily visit again.

1  Thank PORTISHEAD20
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