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Medieval Merchant's House

58 French Street, Southampton SO14 2AT, England
+44 23 8022 1503
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Not really worth the fee

Although the house is fairly authentic to the times, unless one has a fairly good knowledge of the... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Arlington, Texas
Better before the upgrade

Beautiful Building with interesting history. Visited here many times on scholl excursions, so was... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Adelaide, Australia
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Step back in time to the Middle Ages as you tour this restored thirteenth-century house that was home to a medieval merchant.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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58 French Street, Southampton SO14 2AT, England
+44 23 8022 1503
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Although the house is fairly authentic to the times, unless one has a fairly good knowledge of the time period, there'should not much here to enlighten anyone. Talking with the docent later was interesting, but nothing in the house really provides much information. At 10...More

Thank LJB4687
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Beautiful Building with interesting history. Visited here many times on scholl excursions, so was interested in visiting as an adult. The rooms used to be set up as if the family were still there, but now things are behind glass and there is lots of...More

Thank Looberta
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

It's a lovely little house. You can see the whole thing in less than 10 minutes, but it certainly is worth the visit and the ticket. There's a toilet too.

Thank MannaBains
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I absolutely loved this place. I worked for years as an Archaeologist so this place was wonderful. It felt exactly as it would have felt had we been living in it years before. I could have spent hours here, with its natural clay floors, old...More

Thank gaiamethod
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Small English Heritage Property , presented as it may have looked in it's heyday , with it's dirt floor and reproduction furniture . You are free to explore the few rooms on your own and open and inspect the reproduction furniture. Not a great deal...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Awesome building taking you back in time, and letting you have a feel of the architecture of the period, well worth a visit.

Thank malc1005
Reviewed 20 June 2017

You can follow the map directions provided and walk a short distance to find several old buildings such as this one in the old part of the town. I love seeing this sort of reminder of our History and it looks great.

Thank Jacobs08
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We were told that this was actually open and so took the walk from the Tudor house. We were told that it was difficult to staff the place, so it opened intermittently but very well worth a view of a restored early house. Have a...More

1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

What can I say. If I wasn't a heritage member I'd be Annoyed at paying to go in here. Ok yeah I get it's old and worth a look at this fantastic still standing building but seriously once you got past the Till Payment Area...More

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Interesting and well explained. Nice café with a pleasant lady serving. A good place to spend a couple of hours

Thank Lizzie098
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