This is a lovely shop with the old original rooms above. When open to the public you can visit upstairs and see the history of the building. Often have guides dressed in relevant costumes of the period who demonstrate things like spinning, lace making etc.
A great place to visit with many original 17th century features. It is like stepping back in time. Took about an hour and a half with chats to the very knowledgeable staff. Take a camera. No lifts but easy stairs. Not too good for young children as they would not be able to appreciate the history of the building.
Visited on the Open Day and there was quite a buzz to the place. We probably took about an hour and a half exploring the place and chatting with the guides. For the open day there were a couple wearing period clothing and a small group of musicians playing ancient music. We were surprised to find that there was as... 更多
We took a tour, they offer 4 per day given by volunteers. It offers an insight into life back in the 17th century. They are still adding to the museum and we were told they have recently started work on the extra part of the house which has been a more recent acquisition. this one of those places you realize... 更多
It is interesting to visit Merchant's House not only for it's history which is obvious on entering, but the range of products are varied and different. There is also an excellent choice of cards. A very pleasant shop to wander around.
I specialise in 17th-century history, so I naturally gravitate towards 17th-century sites such as this. The building is astonishingly well-preserved, and the interior has been presented in the style of the late 17th-century. I believe this house is only open for tours on certain days of the week in the summer only, so I would advise visitors to contact the... 更多
We did the tour as a group of friends on a Saturday. Absolutely delightful with a fascinating insight to the past, the restoration efforts and the volunteer staff. Quick trip back several centuries and your fees contribute to its long term future - come on, you know you want to......