The Red Lodge Museum

What secrets lie behind the bright red door? Step inside and experience more than 400 years of history in the museum where you feel you have left the modern world behind. From ‘royal party house’ of the 16th Century to Victorian reform school for girls, see how the lodge has changed over time. Free entry.

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Visitor information

To support the wellbeing of our staff and to ensure visitor safety, we have taken the decision to keep The Red Lodge Museum closed until the beginning of April 2022, when the new season begins.

We appreciate this decision will be disappointing to those who take great comfort and pride from the city’s museums. We are equally disappointed – for us, preserving the city’s heritage and welcoming visitors is as much a vocation as a job, and a source of great satisfaction.

We look forward to seeing you in the spring. In the meantime, both Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed are open as usual.

While it’s not quite the same as visiting in person, you can explore the Red Lodge through our 360° tour.

What’s here at The Red Lodge Museum

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Closed for the rest of the year due to staff shortages

1 April 2021 — 31 December 2021

Closed for the duration of this period