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.
The house has a fascinating history dating back to the late 1500’s/early 1600’s when Plymouth was a bustling Elizabethan port.
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. Here are a couple of short videos about the investigation work that has been carried out on the house to help inform the restoration.
Read our press releases and blog posts below to stay up to date with the progress of the project.
VLOG – 24 July 2019: Get a video update from our Community Engagement Officer about the Elizabethan House’s archaeology and collection.
VLOG – 2 July 2019: Watch our Community Engagement Officer’s video update as restoration work officially gets under way.
PRESS RELEASE - 21 June 2019: The restoration and reinterpretation of Plymouth’s historic Elizabethan House moves into an exciting phase when construction work begins in earnest on 24 June 2019.
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.