Elizabethan House

Elizabethan House

The Elizabethan House is a rare survivor of Plymouth history. In the late 1500s, Plymouth was a prosperous, bustling port, bursting at the seams with ships and crew, foreign privateers, merchants and craftsmen.

An increased need for housing saw the development of New Street for the people whose livelihoods were based around the waterfront. The house was rescued from demolition in 1930 and underwent further restoration in 2020/2021. Look around the House at your leisure and chat to our staff and volunteers if you'd like more information. The audio-visual elements are set to ‘ambient’ mode, offering background sounds to enhance the props and scenes in each of the rooms.

Visit website

  • See authentic room settings

  • Soak up the history of this 400-year old property

  • Hear the stories of the House

  • Elizabethan House has been carefully restored

Admission & prices

Open 12pm-4pm Friday to Sunday until Sunday 29 September 2024.
Last entries at 3.30pm.

Adults £5
Concessions (please see Information section) £2.50
Children 5-15 (under 5s go free) £2.50
Family & Friends (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £12
Additional child (on group ticket) £1
The Box members and Carers Free

Ticket concessions are available to Students with valid ID, Jobseekers with proof of eligibility, Seniors aged 65+ with valid ID, people with disabilities and National Art Pass/Art Fund/Museums Association members with valid proof.

Find us

Go to https://www.theboxplymouth.com/outside-the-box/elizabethan-house/getting-here-elizabethan for more information about how to get to Elizabethan House.


  • Toilets On-Site
  • Childrens activities

Due to the historic nature of Elizabethan House we regret there is limited disabled access. The house is over 400 years old with a narrow spiral staircase, low door frames and ceilings and some uneven and sloping floors. There is limited seating available in some of the rooms.

Elizabethan House
32 New Street
The Barbican

T: 01752 304774
E: TheBoxEnquiries@plymouth.gov.uk

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Elizabethan House

Elizabethan House
32 New Street
The Barbican

Plymouth, DEVON PL1 2NA