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Medieval Merchant's House

58 French Street, Southampton SO14 2AT, England
+44 23 8022 1503
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Wonderful building.

I absolutely loved this place. I worked for years as an Archaeologist so this place was wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Winchester, United Kingdom
Refreshingly Different

Small English Heritage Property , presented as it may have looked in it's heyday , with it's dirt... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Phil C
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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58 French Street, Southampton SO14 2AT, England
+44 23 8022 1503
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 19 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 14 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
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Excluding the "Ticket office", there are only 4 small rooms to look at plus a very tiny garden, (actually more like a courtyard). Considering the property's age,13th century, it's has been well maintained and the Great hall and bedroom are worth a look with their...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

English Heritage run this beautiful house and it is well maintained but £4.80 each to visit is too expensive They would be more appealing asking just for a donation It is a beautifully restored property

Thank JeffTheChairman
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Visit this wonderful repository of mediaeval history. This would possibly have been seen by those on their way to boarding the Mayflower for its historic sailing to America and the New World. Look out for the ancient Mulberry tree in the apothecary garden.

Thank silverfeet
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