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“interesting visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Christchurch Mansion

Christchurch Mansion
Soane Street, Ipswich IP4 2BE, England
01473 433554
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Ranked #3 of 167 things to do in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“interesting visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We spent 1/2 a day here in this lovely part of the world visiting Christchurch Mansion. Excellent. Well worth a visit.

Visited April 2014
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sussex
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“Quite a find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The park is extensive, central and well cared for and the Mansion Art Gallery a real find. My time before closing was limited but the kind, knowledgeable staff pointed me to the highlights - Constable (including surprise pencil nudes) Gainsborough and other local Suffolk artists, although I don't think Pisaro was born in Ipswich. One memorable room was the one furnished in the early Victorian way with tall case clocks ticking quietly a central table, piano and marble bust - all very atmospheric on a late April afternoon.
Try to set aside at least two hours, there's plenty to see.

Visited April 2014
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“Lovely setting for a lovely house.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Easy walk from most city center car parks. A beautiful park setting. Lovely house, well worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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“An Interesting Place to Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had never been to Ipswich before so having established that the Mansion is near the town centre we popped it's postcode in the satnav. We parked in a bay outside (£2.90 for two hours) and went into the grounds for a wander. The Mansion (free entry) is well worth a visit, each room has a folder detailing the provenance of the room, the furniture and the pictures therein. There is a large gallery with several Constable and Gainsborough pictures. Unfortunately this space doubles as a young childrens' play area and it echos. This means that it is impossible to concentrate on works of art whilst kids are screaming and running about. However though an interesting place to visit.

Visited March 2014
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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“The Christchurch Art gallery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Beautifully presented gallery close to the town centre with a large collection of Constables and Gainsboroughs.Nice grounds in which there is plenty of room to relax.

Visited August 2013
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