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Images of the Merchant's House

Merchant's House

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

Opening dates and times

  • Tuesday 31 March to Saturday 3 October 2015
  • Saturday 24 and Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 October 2015
  • 10am to 5pm
  • Last entries at 4.30pm
  • Closed Sunday and Monday

Discover more about Plymouth's past history

A historic building tucked away down one of the city's oldest streets - the Merchant's House is Plymouth's finest surviving example of a 16th/17th century residence. During the 17th century it was home to three Plymouth mayors including privateer William Parker, a friend of Sir Francis Drake.

Climb the winding stairs and you will find the Merchant's House packed with Plymouth's history, a variety of old curiosities and everyday items.

Highlights include a 17th century Trelawney mantelpiece, genuine gold painted 19th century shop front signs, a huge doll's house that dates from the 1870s, a ducking stool, local truncheons and manacles, a Victorian school room and a Blitz-themed room.

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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