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Christchurch Mansion

Soane Street, Ipswich IP4 2BE, England
01473 433554
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Ranked #3 of 57 Attractions in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Cultural
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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409 reviews 409 reviews
265 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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suffolk
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Limerick, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This house and it's collections provide an interesting insight to Ipswich and Suffolk's past. Well worth a visit.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There is an amazing amount to see and admire in the many rooms full of local furniture and artefacts, but the paintings by Suffolk artists including Constable and Gainsborough were the main reason for our visit. All the guides we met were very friendly and helpful. We only spent a couple of hours this time but hope to return for... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Beautiful rooms to wander round at your leisure with guides on hand to answer any queries. Art gallery at the rear of ground floor with works by local artist, Constable, and also seasonal displays. Café has wide variety of light snacks and room to sit outside in better weather.

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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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