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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Stylish Elizabethan mansion

On a warm sunny afternoon, in Spring, the setting is spectacular. The parkland is full of mature trees and grassy expanses and the house's weathered brickwork is attractively... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

On a warm sunny afternoon, in Spring, the setting is spectacular. The parkland is full of mature trees and grassy expanses and the house's weathered brickwork is attractively russet and welcoming. On my visit, the custodians were affable and interested and gave a liveliness to a house that is rather emptied out of its treasures.

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went to visit this house in ipswich very impressive from outside quite grand entrance hall which led of to the lower chamber,the China and glass gallery (could all do with a good wash).from stairs from here you go to the gallery of paintings by constable and Gainsborough then the green room which depicts models in attire of the period.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was lucky enough to be taken to Christchurch Mansion Easter week whilst visiting friends, it is set in a lovely park (families enjoying picnics). The house is a gem and the staff very informative and friendly. Building began in 1645 and is full of history from the furniture to the china and children's toys (Dolls Houses), children can be... More 

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Ipswich
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We took friends to see the Constable exhibition, which is well worth a visit, and found ourselves spending much more time than expected exploring the whole place. Another jewel in Ipswich's crown

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Free admission This beautiful Tudor mansion is the jewel in the crown of Ipswich's historic past boasting over 500 years of history. the fine collection of art from Suffolk artists including the biggest collection of Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable paintings outside of London.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

This is an essential visit during a visit to Suffolk. The mansion is beautifully presented in a quiet and unostentatious way. The exhibits range from paintings to furnishings to historic toys to clothing. Everything is well laid out; information is easily accessible; friendly staff are on hand and every room reveals new delights. Amazingly, in days if government cutbacks, this... More 

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Egham, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

One of the best things you can do if you're visiting Ipswich for the first time! Free with a lot of rooms to explore

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A very special museum to stroll around especially with the Constable painting on show. Don't miss it.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is very well worth a visit and admission is free. It is just as though the previous occupants have just left! This makes it even more relevant. I would strongly suggest that you teem up with a guide to get the best from your visit - a donation is suggested. One not to miss.

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very pleasant and historic mansion to look around. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Especially liked the toy room at the mansion, bought back so many childhood memories. Pleasant for children to visit. It also has a lovely art gallery, with art by various artists and the local artist John Constable. Has a lovely tea room where you can sit and... More 

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