The Georgian House Museum
The Georgian House
7 Great George Street
City of Bristol
0117 921 1362
0117 922 2047
The Georgian House is an 18th century, six storey townhouse that has been restored and decorated to its original glory.
The house was built in 1790 for John Pinney, a wealthy slave plantation owner and sugar merchant, it was also where the enslaved African, Pero lived. It is displayed as it might have looked in the 18th century and provides an insight into life above and below stairs. Imagine the busy kitchen where servants prepared meals, taking a dip in the cold-water plunge pool and relaxing in the elegant upstairs rooms.
Part of a Designated Collection of national importance is on display at this venue.
For information on educational bookings please contact Rita Youseph on 0117 922 3567
Historic house or home
November - Easter
Easter - 31st October 2011
Wednesday,Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
July & August
Part of Bristol Museums’ Designated Collections related to Bristol’s role as a manufacturing city and major seaport is on display here.
Other parts of these collections can be seen at Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery, Red Lodge, and Blaise Castle House Museum. Please contact Bristol Museums for more information if you wish to see a specific item.
The museums were Designated in respect of outstanding collections relating to the City of Bristol, including topographical paintings and prints, maps and archaeological collections. The collections relating to the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th centuries are particularly rich, and reflect the importance of Bristol in those centuries.
Social History, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art
Key artists and exhibits
- Designated Collection