Bristol Rocks

The Red Lodge Museum

Places to Visit

The Red Lodge Museum is a historical Elizabethan house in the busy shopping area of Park Street. The museum has been restored many times through its 400-year history and is often described as Bristol’s hidden treasure due to its Great Oak Room that is one of the finest rooms in the West Country. The Museum was originally a lodge to the Great House where Queen Elizabeth I once stayed but has had many uses since including a school for girls that was set up by Mary Carpenter. Who now has a room dedicated to her memory.


The Red Lodge Museum has seven rooms over two floors telling the fascinating history of the house from its Tudor beginnings to its role as a Victorian girl’s school. Making it a great place to learn all about the fascinating history and culture. The museum is also home to the stunning Knot Garden that is home to a walled garden that is an excellent example of a re-created Elizabethan-style knot garden with herbaceous border which has been recreated with plants that could have been found in English gardens by 1630.

 (Photo from visit Bristol)

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Opening Hours

Monday11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday11:00 - 16:00
Saturday11:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00


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