Elizabethan House Restoration
As part of Plymouth's Mayflower 400 commemorations our historic Elizabethan House on the Barbican is being restored and re-interpreted. The project is supported by Plymouth City Council, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic England, the Coastal Revival Fund and The Pilgrim Trust.
Once essential restoration work has been undertaken we will be developing new interpretation for the house, creating an immersive experience that will enable local residents and visitors to Plymouth to fully understand its history.
Would you like to help shape our ideas and plans for the house (and be in with a chance of winning £50 of shopping vouchers)? Please take a few minutes to complete our online survey here.
Find out more about the history of the Elizabethan House here.
Find out about the other things we’re working on to commemorate Mayflower 400 here.
Read our press releases and blog posts below to stay up to date with the progress of the project.
PRESS RELEASE - 13 December 2018: The final phase of design works to the historic Elizabethan House has been given the green light with the appointment of two internationally experienced companies to lead on the interpretation design and installation.
PRESS RELEASE - 27 November 2018: Plans to restore and reopen the historic Elizabethan House for Mayflower 400 have been given a welcome boost from the Coastal Revival Fund.
BLOG POST - 4 October 2018: Get an overview of our vision for the restoration of the Elizabethan House.
PRESS RELEASE - 22 September 2018: The regeneration of Plymouth’s Elizabethan House in the heart of the Barbican is moving on to its next phase.
BLOG POST - 15 August 2018: Watch video clips and find out more about the investigation work that's been taking place at the Elizabethan House.
PRESS RELEASE - 25 July 2018: Plymouth’s Elizabethan House has been awarded initial support for National Lottery funding to help the city tell its important story as part of the Mayflower 400 commemorations.
PRESS RELEASE - 5 April 2018: Scaffolding will be going up shortly around the city’s Elizabethan House as part of an ambitious programme to bring the 400 year old building back to life.
PRESS RELEASE - 16 December 2017: Specialist architects DHV Architects (Dittrich Hudson Vasetti) have been appointed to carry out the investigative works for Plymouth’s Elizabethan House project.
PRESS RELEASE - 12 September 2017: Preparations to get Plymouth's historic Elizabethan House ready to play its part in the Mayflower commemorations look set to get underway in the Autumn.