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Plymouth PL1 2AA
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Elizabethan House

Elizabethan House

Opening dates and times

  • Tuesday 31 March to Saturday 3 October 2015
  • 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*
  • Closed Sunday and Monday
  • Last entries 30 minutes before closing

* Closed all day 23 May due to a technical rehearsal of the Spice Box production. Full to capacity on 30 May and 27 June and open to ticket holders for the Spice Box only. Limited access on 11, 18 and 25 June due to filming within the house. Open at 1.30pm on 1 July, 10am to 11.30am and 3pm to 4pm on 2 July. Open until 12 noon on 4, 11, 18 and 25 July 2015. The house will be used for The Barbican Theatre's production of The Spice Box at other times and open to ticket holders only.

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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