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Christchurch Mansion

Address: Soane Street, Ipswich IP4 2BE, England
Phone Number: 01473 433554
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Ranked #3 of 167 things to do in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
84 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
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
1 review
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A magnificent country house, and some very fine contents (paintings by Constable and the amazing seventeenth-century Painted Closet of Lady Anne Drury, of international significance). And yet, and yet. Ok. Lets face it, run by a local authority, clearly suffering from decades of under-investment, lack of style, and lack of imagination and a sense of quite how good this place... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great for dog walking any time of the year. Great features ,including the owl if he is there..just stunning.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I've been here many times over the years and even had a little work experience in the building over a decade ago! It always seems friendly and welcoming enough with someone greeting you at the door and offering information on history and tour guidance as you explore. The building offers a vast array of artefacts and information across many historical... More 

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