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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
827kristinw
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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Hidden gem all should visit

This house is tucked away so be sure to find it. It has been renovated beautifully by the trustees... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
gilliansheath
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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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 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 place and seeing all the furniture etc made it very enjoyable. We intend to return to see the further work. I was pleasantly surprised to find it passably accessible with a tiny old lift. The shop downstairs is free to enter and much bigger than you’d think with a large rear section of children’s and baby stuff alongside other gifts, a middle glassware section, and the front with its crockery. The tour isn’t very long - it’s a town house after all, but the money goes towards the restoration so worth it for that - we shop there a fair bit, so don’t feel too guilty about not paying! I believe there is a side entrance that can be opened on request for wheelchairs, getting around the big steps at the front.

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 too. There's also a lovely shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

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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, his insights really added to our visit. Yes it's small, but definitely worth a quick stop if you're looking around Marlborough.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

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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 the opening times.

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 decoration of the period are surprising bright and pretty. I really enjoyed the grand salon which went across the entire front of the house where the owner, a wealthy silk-merchant, would have shown the silk he had to sell to buyers’ from London (the silk consignment having landed at Bristol docks). You could picture it happening.

Date of experience: August 2018
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