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Christchurch Mansion

Address: Soane Street, Ipswich IP4 2BE, England
Phone Number: 01473 433554
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Ranked #2 of 66 Attractions in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

On a cold, sleety January day we had a warm welcome at the mansion. A well preserved house with lots of exhibits and a vast collection of paintings by Constable and Gainsborough as well as others. Entry to the house is free and is an ideal way to spend an hour or two. We will be back especially as a... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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70 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a beautifully restored building in the lovely setting of Christchurch Park. It acts as an art gallery and museum to Ipswich's history. Lovely for a visit together with a stroll through the park.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Set in a town centre park this mansion is well worth a visit. Like many NT stately home it is full of some very interesting objects and furniture. Attached art gallery is excellent and its all free!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Was very disappointed by today's event. Posters stated crafts and Santa between 10-4. Myself and my daughter arrived at 11.30, only to be told that the queue for Santa was now closed as he was going to lunch at 12.30 and I should come back at 1.30!! Poster very misleading and were a lot of people in the same position... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A magnificent country house, and some very fine contents (paintings by Constable and the amazing seventeenth-century Painted Closet of Lady Anne Drury, of international significance). And yet, and yet. Ok. Lets face it, run by a local authority, clearly suffering from decades of under-investment, lack of style, and lack of imagination and a sense of quite how good this place... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great for dog walking any time of the year. Great features ,including the owl if he is there..just stunning.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I've been here many times over the years and even had a little work experience in the building over a decade ago! It always seems friendly and welcoming enough with someone greeting you at the door and offering information on history and tour guidance as you explore. The building offers a vast array of artefacts and information across many historical... More 

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Hawes, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A FREE visit to a fascinating historic residence. Interesting displays of furnishings, paintings and porcelain all in their original placements. Perfect should it be raining, and worth it even if fine!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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309 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This building, which dates from the seventeenth century, houses a magnificent museum and art gallery. Entry is free and you get to see several of John Constable's original paintings. There are numerous other art works on display, as well as the usual museum things like old kitchens etc. In addition, there is a good shop and a café for refreshments.... More 

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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went to visit Constable exhibition, marvellous. Also many other excellent paintings on display throughout the mansion. There are several rooms to explore and look at the many (some local) items on display. Every room had a book listing items shown and the history. Shop selling many different items not seen in other shops. There is also a tea shop attached.... More 

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