The Elizabethan House is a hidden gem in Plymouth, and a rare opportunity to discover what daily life was like for people in the Golden Age of the 16th century.
An oasis of Elizabethan charm which Sir Francis Drake would recognise – and may well have known during his time in the city – the Elizabethan House at 32 New Street is now a museum open to all, which also remembers and celebrates the Pilgrim Fathers who passed through Plymouth on their way to America.
Located in New Street which links today’s modern city centre to Sutton Harbour, the birthplace of Plymouth, number 32 was saved by Plymouth Corporation in the 1920s for preservation at a time when slum housing in the area was being demolished, and thankfully escaped damage from bombing raids during the Second World War.
The Elizabethan House offers an authentic recreation of Plymouth at the time of the Armada and the great reign of Elizabeth 1. Explore a restored kitchen, dining room, parlour and bedrooms, all with sloping, creaking floors, wooden panelling and wonderfully restored carvings as you take this journey back in time.
The museum, which is run by Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Museum, also displays local archeological finds.
For opening times visit: www.plymouth.gov.uk/museumelizabethanhouse
32 New Street,