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Christchurch Mansion

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Address: Soane Street, Ipswich IP4 2BE, England
Phone Number: 01473 433554
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This mansion contains some interesting displays especially the excellent Constable gallery, with the added bonus of free admission. The cafe is also worth visiting and remarkable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Trevor C
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

This mansion contains some interesting displays especially the excellent Constable gallery, with the added bonus of free admission. The cafe is also worth visiting and remarkable value for money.

Thank Trevor C
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had a great welcome from staff, there was a great art gallery and terrific exhibits which really brought home the history of the Building and its previous owners. It was really clean and really friendly staff made it feel homely. Christchurch Mansion has a excellent shop with lovely gifts and postcards. There is a lovely Tearoom with garden outside... More 

Thank colintomo
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I am afraid this was one of the most average museums I have ever visited. We are a history-loving family but there was very little here to engage with. You could see that efforts had been made but - with the best will in the world - some exhibits are simply not worth exhibiting. The social history was not well... More 

Thank Rhubarb12
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I love Christchurch Mansion, apart from having visited it many times over the years. The staff are friendly, informative and it is just a fabulous house with much history and wonderful rooms and furniture, plus other bits of equipment necessary in a large house. Wonderful.

Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Very interesting to visit with free admission. Set in a large park. The museum is set out as it would be in the olden days. The toys on display bring back many memories. The mansion also has a fine Art Gallery. There is also a tea room with cosy outdoor seating in the summer.

Thank Deanette E
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

wonderful old place, full of local facts and history . got a cafe set in the beautiful christchurch park, definitely worth a visit.

Thank Peter O
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to this house the park land was extensive but we were disappointed that our reason for visiting was to see the Constable exhibition which was closed, perhaps it could have been mentioned on their web site.

Thank GarforthHuddersfield
Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This place is beautiful and worth the visit 100%. The surrounding gardens are stunning as well! We were greeted by a lovely polite lady who gave us a little information in the mansion. The admission is free, there's a lovely little cafe and so much to see in the mansion! The doll house was my favourite and seemed to be... More 

1 Thank Sabrina D
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed looking round the mansion. Architecture from different periods and plenty of stories. Topped off with a John Constable exhibition with Gainsborough's on show as well. Ends Jan 2016.

Thank JFStratford
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great park for adults and children. Lovely house with some interesting rooms and a gallery focusing on Constable. Well worth a visit. Entrance free.

Thank uktravellingwoman

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