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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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Images of the Merchant's House

Merchant's House

Opening dates and times

  • Until Saturday 4 October 2014
  • 10am to 12 noon and 1pm to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday
  • Closed Sunday, Monday and Bank Holidays
  • Last entries 30 minutes before closing

Additional opening dates (opening times are as above)

  • Saturday 25 October 2014
  • Tuesday 28 October to Saturday 1 November 2014
  • Thursday 27 November 2014
  • Saturday 14 February 2015
  • Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 February 2015

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 museum education pages for details of education activities relating to the Merchant's House.
  • Visit our flickr site to see images of the house.


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