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What’s at Merchant’s House

A historic building tucked away down one of the city’s oldest streets – the Merchant’s House is Plymouth’s finest surviving example of a 16th/17th century residence. During the 17th century it was home to three Plymouth mayors including privateer William Parker, a friend of Sir Francis Drake.

Climb the winding stairs and you will find the Merchant’s House packed with Plymouth’s history, a variety of old curiosities and everyday items.

Highlights include a 17th century Trelawney mantelpiece, genuine gold painted 19th century shop front signs, a huge doll’s house that dates from the 1870s, a ducking stool, local truncheons and manacles, a Victorian school room and a Blitz-themed room.

Merchant's House