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The Georgian House Museum

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The Georgian House Museum

About

The Georgian House Museum is an 18th century, six storey townhouse just off Bristol's famous independent shopping area, Park Street. The house has been restored and decorated to its original glory, and is the perfect way to step back in time and imagine what life was like in this affluent area of the city hundreds of years ago. 

The house was built in 1790 for John Pinney, a wealthy slave plantation owner and sugar merchant. It is displayed as it might have looked in the 18th century and provides an insight into life above and below stairs. You can just imagine the kitchen buzzing as the servants prepared meals, taking a dip in the cold-water plunge pool and relaxing in the elegant upstairs rooms.

The Georgian House is especially significant to Bristol's history as it is where the enslaved African, Pero lived. In 1765, at the age of just 12, Pero Jones was bought by John Pinney to work on his Mountravers plantation in Nevis. In 1784 he accompanied the family in their move from Nevis to Bristol, where they lived in the Georgian House. Pero was personal servant to John Pinney and served for 32 years. Pero's Bridge, the footbridge across Bristol's floating harbour was named in commemoration of one slave who lived and died in the city.

About the house

Entry for students and people aged 25 and under is free. All groups must book in advance. For a double dose of culture, you can purchase a combined ticket for entry into The Red Lodge Museum. Visit the website for full details on admission and opening times.

There are 11 rooms spread over four floors, including;
 • The basement, where you can see the kitchen, housekeeper's room, pantry and John Pinney's cold water plunge pool.
 • Formal rooms including John Pinney's office, two dining rooms, a library and two drawing rooms.
 • The second floor bedroom.
 • A small exhibition on the Pinney's involvement in the sugar trade and John Pinney's slave, Pero.

A visit to the Georgian House Museum is a fascinating way to while away a couple of hours, and is a perfect accompanyment to a visit to the nearby Red Lodge Museum.

Extras

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups

Key Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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Public Transport Directions

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Recent Reviews:

  • A3303XQpaulh
    Huddersfield, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Built 1790
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 3rd January 2019
    Really good example of Georgian house. Everything in the house belongs to that era. We were very impressed with staff who care about the house. Welcoming and knowledgeable. Lovely grounds. Read full review
  • Nicholas F
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A welcome surprise and free as well!
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 16th April 2019
    Tucked away off Park Street near the old centre in Bristol, do find time in the day to visit this marvel, an authentic Georgian house taken back to its 200 year old roots. Each room seeps with... Read full review
  • Caldough
    Washington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Beautiful house
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th April 2019
    Well preserved and cared for house giving a great insight into Georgian lifestyle from the grandeur of the formal rooms to the housekeeping and servants areas. Free entry as it’s part of Bristol... Read full review
7 Great George Street
Bristol
BS1 5RR

Tel: +44 (0)117 921 1362

Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday11:0016:00
Tuesday11:0016:00
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
Saturday11:0016:00
Sunday11:0016:00
Bank Holiday11:0016:00

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