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Christchurch Mansion

Soane Street, Ipswich IP4 2BE, England
01473 433554
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Ranked #3 of 78 Attractions in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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London
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Wonderful, been back 4 times as there is so much to see ! Constable gallery is doo as it includes various well know artist too!

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Have been coming to the mansion for over 40 years and return with my own children. Some fantastic art from some very famous artists esp. local ones like Constable. Make sure you look in the Wolsey gallery for these and today a special exhibition of other local more contemporary art. The house is full of local artefacts and rooms set... More

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great building and some wonderful exhibits but,it's typically Ipswich! Nobody seems to have invested any time or money in this building for the last thirty years.The pieces are very poorly displayed,the booklets for each room are a disgrace ,dirty and incomplete ,the staff apart from one seemed to lack any knowledge or motivation .The cafe is very poor,terrible looking food... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stopped off on our way home from holiday in Suffolk and were really glad we did. We had a little trouble finding our way out of a strange multistory car park built on the side of a hill. Couldn't find signs to the Mansion when we did get out. Luckily a helpful passerby showed us the way. The cafe... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Ipswich is a place short of tourist attractions, although it does have some good churches and some good buildings from the Elizabethan to the modern age. If you find yourself in the town and need to get a touch of culture, then Christchurch Mansion is the place. You will not find a better collection of Constables and Gainsboroughs outside of... More

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Norfolk, England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is an old house which was originally built in Tudor times and has been added on to by subsequent wealthy owners. It's now a charity and free to get into so we made a donation. It's steeped in history with lots of rambling rooms and beautiful additions such as ornate wallpaper, complex and gorgeous panelling (which was acquired elsewhere... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I'm not sure what I expected apart from the house: we went mainly to see the collection of Constable and Gainsborough paintings and they're lovely but this museum is has a great deal more that's wonderful and very surprising. You don't expect to suddenly find work by Pissaro,, Munnings and leading modernist sculptors just located around the house with no... More

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've been several times to the mansion and always take friends and family there. It is a Tudor building which was renovated in 17th century and it contains a good deal of historical fixtures, fittings and furnishings. As well as living rooms and bedrooms there is a scullery with all the equipment used and also a kitchen where food was... More

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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A walk through this building covers a lot of ground, taking you through a number of periods and giving you an idea of upper-class family life back then. There are also many paintings by local painters, such as John Constable. Well worth a visit.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A beautiful mansion house with a wealth of history...beautifully restored and a guided tour is recommended to learn more about the families who have inhabited the house over the centuries.

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