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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Braintree, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Christchurch Mansion is a brilliant half day visit and, amazingly, there is no admission charge. Great credit must go to the staff and volunteers in the first instance. The warm personal welcome we received as we entered set the tone for the whole visit. The building itself has great charm and the clear display notices with details of the families... More 

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

On a cold, sleety January day we had a warm welcome at the mansion. A well preserved house with lots of exhibits and a vast collection of paintings by Constable and Gainsborough as well as others. Entry to the house is free and is an ideal way to spend an hour or two. We will be back especially as a... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a beautifully restored building in the lovely setting of Christchurch Park. It acts as an art gallery and museum to Ipswich's history. Lovely for a visit together with a stroll through the park.

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Ipswich
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37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Set in a town centre park this mansion is well worth a visit. Like many NT stately home it is full of some very interesting objects and furniture. Attached art gallery is excellent and its all free!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Was very disappointed by today's event. Posters stated crafts and Santa between 10-4. Myself and my daughter arrived at 11.30, only to be told that the queue for Santa was now closed as he was going to lunch at 12.30 and I should come back at 1.30!! Poster very misleading and were a lot of people in the same position... More 

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