Elizabethan House

Elizabethan House

The Elizabethan House is a rare surviving example of Plymouth's history. In the late 1500's the city 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 - the properties of which were built for the middle merchants and sea-captains whose livelihoods were based around the waterfront. The house was rescued from demolition in 1930. We hope you'll visit soon.

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

Look around the House at your leisure and chat to our staff and volunteers if you'd like more information. The audio-visual elements will be set to ‘ambient’ mode, offering background sounds to enhance the props and scenes in each of the rooms. Book online, or pay on the day at the House of the Tourist Information Centre.

Adults £5
Concessions (please see below) £2.50
Children 5-17 (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

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

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.

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