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Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
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01752 304774
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01752 304775


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Elizabethan House

Elizabethan House

Take advantage of our joint ticket offer of 50% off your ticket to the Elizabethan House if you have visited Smeaton's Tower. See admission prices for details.

Opening dates and times

  • Open until Saturday 3 October 2015
  • 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday (except on dates/times listed below)
  • Last entries at 4.30pm
  • Closed Sunday and Monday

Variations to opening hours

  • Saturday 27 June: Closed
  • Thursday 11, 18 and 25 June: Limited access due to filming
  • Wednesday 1 July: Open 1.30pm to 5pm only
  • Thursday 2 July: Open 10am to 11.30am and 3pm to 4pm only
  • Saturday 4, 11, 18 and 25 July: Open 10am to 12 noon only

Also open

  • Saturday 24 and Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 October 2015
  • Saturday 13 and Tuesday 16 to Saturday 22 February 2016
  • 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday
  • Last entries at 4.30pm
  • Closed Sunday and Monday

Experience a real feeling of history

On Plymouth's historic Barbican, you'll find an ancient doorway that takes you back in time to Drake's Plymouth.

Down panelled hallways and up spiral stairs, you'll find yourself in the furnished home of an Elizabethan merchant or sea captain.

Mind your head on the low ceilings and feel the creaking oak of the sloping floors as you explore the Elizabethan House.

See our restored kitchen and gardens on the ground floor. View the dining room and parlour on the first floor and bedrooms on the second floor.

More information

  • For admission prices please see our visitor information page.
  • For a further insight into the history of the house through the ages visit our history page.
  • Visit our flickr site to see images of the house.

Group and school visits

For all enquiries relating to group and school visits, please email Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery on


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