Elizabethan House, Plymouth

DHV Architects have been appointed as lead consultants for the regeneration of the late Sixteenth Century Elizabethan House Museum for Plymouth City Council.


The Elizabethan House is a Grade II* listed quay-side merchant’s house in the Barbican area of Plymouth’s beautiful historic old town. The museum is the most complete and unaltered example of a jettied merchant’s house in Plymouth. However, the building is in a poor structural condition and is on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register, and needs careful repair work and complete re-servicing to bring it back into life as a cultural destination for Plymouth.


We are leading a team of specialist consultants on the project to help deliver an imaginative interpretation strategy alongside carefully considered repair and conversion work. The project is being delivered in collaboration with James Mackintosh Architects as part of a growing strategic partnership between the practices.


The project is currently halfway through the site phase and is due to re-open in September 2020 as part of the Plymouth Mayflower 400 celebrations.