Georgian House, Bristol
|The Georgian House|
The Georgian House Museum
|Town or city||7 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR|
|Design and construction|
The Georgian House (grid reference ST581728) is a historic building at 7 Great George Street, Bristol, England. It was originally built around 1790 for a wealthy sugar merchant and is now furnished and displayed as a typical late 18th century town house. The period house museum includes a drawing room, eating room, study, kitchen, laundry and housekeeper’s room. There is also a small display on slavery and sugar plantations. The Georgian House has been a branch of Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery since it was presented to the city as a museum in 1937.
The museum is open from 30 March to end of October and closed from November to Easter.
The opening hours are: 30 March to end of June: Wed to Sun and Bank Holiday Mons: 10.30am-4pm, July and August: Tues to Sun and Bank Holiday Mons: 10.30am-4pm, September and October: Wed to Sun and Bank Holiday Mons: 10.30am-4pm.
The Georgian House is a well preserved example of a typical late 18th-century town house, which has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building. It was built around 1790 for John Pinney, a successful sugar merchant, and is believed to be the house where the poets William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge first met. It was also home to Pinney's slave, Pero, after whom Pero's Bridge at Bristol Harbour is named.
It contains some of the original furniture and fittings, such as the bureau-bookcase in the study and a rare cold water plunge bath, and has been used as a location for the BBC TV series A Respectable Trade, which was adapted from the book by Philippa Gregory, about the slave trade.
- "The Georgian House, attached front area railings and rear garden walls". Images of England. Retrieved 2007-03-14.
- "Georgian House". Homes and Gardens. Retrieved 2007-03-14.
- "Bristol's Georgian House". Bristol Museums. Retrieved 2007-03-14.
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