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Christchurch Mansion

Soane Street, Ipswich IP4 2BE, England
01473 433554
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Ranked #3 of 74 attractions in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The day was broiling hot and the staff could do little to bring down the temperature so it was not a comfortable experience. The Constable Room was the coolest and many people lurked there for the temperature!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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218 reviews 218 reviews
45 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

we hired the tudor room for the 'afterparty' of our sons christening. the rate for the room was really reasonable and it was easily big enough for about 40-50 people. the mansion is a great setting for an event like that and they had set everything up for us so we could walk straight in and start pooring the drink... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lots to see, volunteers really made it interesting they were very knowledgeable enthusiastic. Council took it over and renovated it..

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Mansion isa fine building with outstanding collections covering a wide range of objects. The Gainsborough and Constable paintings in the Wolsey Gallery are world-class.

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Lorton, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This gorgeous old mansion has original Gainsboroughs among its two stories of historic and artistic treasures. The staff delights in providing information. The day we visited a school group was led through Victorian activities and attire. Our real find was discovering the link between the Jamestown settlement in Virginia and the families of this town. Don't miss the dollhouse!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What's not to love about Christchurch Mansion and the associated park. First of all..it's free! The mansion itself is a lovely building to walk round with many exhibits and numerous activities for children during school holidays. There is a lovely cafe and also a couple of places to buy ice creams and other goodies. Ducks to feed, an awesome play... More

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Perth City, Western Australia, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

What a wonderful Mansion ,incorporating a Constable gallery and FREE , it's great so I hope visitors are generous with their donations, places like this are a rarity nowadays. A beautiful house with various rooms set out in tableaux ,fascinating.The staff were very kind and efficient ,willing to answer questions. The gift shop is well stocked .... Check out the... More

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Raleigh, NC
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Tudor mansion house in large park within walking distance of Ipswich town center. Fabulous collection of art and period pieces. Kitchen is wonderful. Great day out, for free.

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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Wonderful building with a vast history. The staff were really polite and helpful. Nice to have tea afterwards in a charming cafe at the rear. One not to be missed.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

it was a lovely sunny afternoon in the park and plenty having fun, the house was closed due to someone getting married but still lovely from the outside the guys in the white van even moved so i could take a pic without that in. it also has some lovely trees in the park as well

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