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CONTACT

Mail :
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Phone :
01752 304774
Email :
museum@plymouth.gov.uk
Fax :
01752 304775

LOCATION

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Images of the Merchant's House

Merchant's House

Opening dates and times

  • Thursday 27 November 2014
  • Saturday 14 February 2015
  • Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 February 2015
  • 10am to 12 noon and 1pm to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday
  • Closed Sunday, Monday and Bank Holidays
  • Last entries 30 minutes before closing


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.

In 2014 you can also see our special Diary of a Soldier display.


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 museumvisits@plymouth.gov.uk.


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