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Christchurch Mansion

Soane Street, Ipswich IP4 2BE, England
01473 433554
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Ranked #3 of 75 Attractions in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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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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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a really interesting and attractive house, full of quality paintings,room settings,interiors removed from old houses in Ipswich, and assorted curios. And it is free. The nearest car park I could find is called The Crown, and is about ten minutes walk away. There is a little metered parking in the street outside the grounds. The church next door... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

An historic house that was now a museum and although we didn't have as much time as we would have liked, what we saw was excellent.

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Outside Basingstoke
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Set in wonderful grounds is this mansion. Begin with a free introductory tour at 11am which takes you round the building, from the Tudor Hall to the 20c extensions. Each of these is furnished from the period, giving a range of furniture and fittings, clothes and lifestyles over 500 years. The set of Gainsborough paintings is stunning. And all for... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The information board at the entrance to the park/drive leading to the mansion has two notices. One states open daily and another states not open on Mondays. I was there on a Monday and very disappointed to find that the 'Closed;information was correct.

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