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Review of The Red Lodge Museum

The Red Lodge Museum
Ranked #40 of 191 things to do in Bristol
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Owner description: 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 school for girls, see how the lodge has changed over time.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

I’m sure I would have loved the Red Lodge but unfortunately it closed November to East - seems a long time given Bristol's historic status

Visited January 2014
4 Thank aliceanne
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Bremen, Germany
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“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

A hidden gem, and well worth a short visit. Amazing that such a place has survived from tudor times.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Tristan L
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Interesting house with a lovely view of a beautiful garden. Informative and welcoming staff! Well worth a return visit.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank Dolly D
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“Worth a trip”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

A lovely old house with an interesting history but not much for little ones. Worth a trip but it doesn't take long to visit

Visited November 2013
1 Thank JEMMBristol
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“A hidden away treat in Bristol”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

The Red Lodge, Bristol, is a four hundred year old Tutor house on the Park Row street situated on a hill right in the heart of Bristol. This stunning house is a free house museum owned by Bristol council and is in easy walking distance of the Bristol city centre and other sights in the city.

The Lodge is entered through a red door on the street and the door may be closed when you visit so do knock or ring to gain entry. Inside the Lodge has seven great rooms to look around, divided over two floors. It has served in it's time as a home, a school, a meeting place, and other things, so you can see the influence of each occuption around the house. The upstairs bedroom and the music rooms are fantastic but the grand meeting/dinning hall upstairs is by far the centre piece of the town; the dark wood pannelling etched with great artistic details. I sent a nice amount of time slowing walking around taking in the great hall. There is also a small courtyard outside for you to have an open air stroll in.

The Lodge is a great piece of Bristol history preserved for people to see. It is a quick five minute walk down from Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and twenty minutes or so walk from Bristol catherdral (being an uphill climb is what adds the extra time to the walk). It is reachable by foot and there are buses that pass near the area from the city centre.

Combine with other historical sites in the area such as the Georgian House museum; Cabot Tower; Bristol Cathedral; and Bristol Museum and Art Gallery for a visit of Bristol's rich past. The best thing is all of these attractions are free and family friendly, giving you plently of options to plan a family day out in the city.

Visited September 2013
Thank H-G-Powell
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