Help shape one of Plymouth's most historic attractions

May 22, 2019

Plymouth's historic Elizabethan House is being restored and re-interpreted as part of the Mayflower 400 commemorations - and you could help shape its future.

The house has an amazing heritage and originally dates from the late 1500s/early 1600s when Plymouth was a busy Elizabethan port.

In the second half of the 1800s the area around the house became heavily overcrowded. The house was saved in the early 1900s when these former Victorian slum quarters were earmarked for demolition - partly thanks to a campaign led by Plymouth's first female MP Nancy Astor.

Once essential restoration work has been undertaken new interpretation is set to be developed for the house, creating an immersive experience that will enable residents and visitors to fully understand its history.

Elizabethan House

If you’d like to help shape the ideas and plans for this (and be in with a chance of winning £50 of shopping vouchers) please take a few minutes to complete this online survey by 3 June.

You can find out more about the Elizabethan House and the restoration project, which is supported by Plymouth City Council, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic England, the Coastal Revival Fund and The Pilgrim Trust here.

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