The Georgian House Museum

7 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR
7 Great George Street Bristol England BS1 5RR GB

The period house museum, was originally built c1790 and in this six-storey house you’ll learn what life was like for John Pinney, a wealthy slave plantation owner and sugar merchant. Take a journey to the past as you walk through eleven rooms over four floors. Learn all about the servants’ lives in the kitchen and see the housekeeper’s room. Then imagine what it would have been like to dip into Pinney’s cold water plunge pool in the basement. Afterwards head upstairs and see how the rich house owner spent days in his luxurious dining rooms, drawing rooms, library and office.

If you are interested in slavery, you could also visit the exhibition on John Pinney’s involvement in the sugar trade and learn stories about his personal slave, Pero. Pero was brought over to England in 1784 and served for 32 years. A pedestrian footbridge called Pero’s Bridge was also named after him in 1999.

It is a great place to spend a couple of hours and it is ideal for the whole family.

Opening Times: 30 March to end of June: Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun & Bank Holiday Mons 10.30am to 4pm July and August: Tues to Sun & August Bank Holiday 10.30am to 4pm September and October: Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun 10.30am to 4pm Closed November to Easter.

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