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The Red House, Aldeburgh

Closes in 3 min: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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A must to visit

Lovely house, nice to find out more of the man behind the legend. Library and the purpose built... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pennyk299
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Colchester, United Kingdom
An amazing experience

Having visited many museums, houses of interest and galleries, I believe this to be the best of the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Benjamin Britten was one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century. He wrote a vast amount of incredible music and wanted everyone to enjoy it – professional and amateur musicians, music enthusiasts, children and families. He was born in...more
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The Red House Golf Lane, Aldeburgh IP15 5PZ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes Parking good, garden's very good and all very interesting, we arrived a bit late in the day so we rushed a bit but what we saw was great.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Steve L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely house, nice to find out more of the man behind the legend. Library and the purpose built building attached to it very interesting. Hope to visit with friends from the north the next time they visit us

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank pennyk299
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Red House and we look forward to welcoming you and your friends soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who admires the contributions made by the composer Benjamin Britten and the singer Peter Pears should visit the Red House. It was not just their home but is also furnished with some fine art (as Pears was a discerning collector). Worth trying to join...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jonathann729
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having visited many museums, houses of interest and galleries, I believe this to be the best of the lot. The staff are incredibly passionate and welcoming. Their knowledge and duty to the Red House shines through their every interaction. You get a real sense of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jonathan R
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such a wonderful review; we are bowled over by your extremely kind words. We are very passionate about keeping Britten and Pears' legacy alive and it is great to hear that this comes across. Many thanks again.

Reviewed August 8, 2019

We come here every time we visit Aldeburgh, as the exhibition changes and the stories told in the Archive are always different. For the princely sum of £8, you can visit for a whole year. The guides are friendly and informative, and go out of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review and it is great to hear that we are part of your visit when in Aldeburgh. Our 'Stories from the Archive' talks double up to two days a week during the summer holidays and are opportunity to learn about...More

Reviewed August 6, 2019

I spent a lovely afternoon here looking at an amazing collection of art and listening to stories about the lives of two musicians. The tales brought the house to life and helped the listener to understand the life of two men and how they acquired...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Karen61music
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Red House. There is a lot to see and do here and it is great to learn you were so taken with the art collection and gallery. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed August 1, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit particularly as the volunteers were so charming, knowledgeable and informative. The gardens are beautiful and the exhibition is fascinating. As others have said, it feels like you have been transported back to the 1970s - the decor, furniture and possessions...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Hilary E
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2019

We are so pleased you had a great time with us at The Red House. Our volunteers will be delighted to hear how helpful they have been. Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

This is a remarkable place. A time shift that allows you to go back in time and understand Benjamin Britten and his life partner Peter Pears. Not only were these two gentlemen at the forefront of music from 1950s to 1970s, they also had a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Julian W
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit to The Red House and in nearby Aldeburgh Church. As you found, there is a wealth of stories and objects that we hold in our collection and...More

Reviewed July 24, 2019

A wonderful afternoon visiting the house of Britten and Pears. Allow plenty of time and take advantage of any tour available. The volunteer guides are lovely, knowledgeable and the house fascinating: packed full of 20th paintings in their touching 1960s domestic setting. Britten’s studio is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and thank you for recommending us so highly! There is a lot to see and do here and we are glad you took advantage of the activities on offer that day.

Reviewed July 18, 2019

We spent an afternoon at the Red House and had a wonderful experience learning about the lives and work of these two world-famous musical icons. We particularly appreciated how the house itself and the composition studio have been lovingly restored, based on photographs taken at...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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sara m
March 6, 2018|
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Response from RedHouseAldeburgh | Property representative |
Hi Sara, thank you for your message. Dogs are welcome in the gardens but must be kept on a lead. It is possible to bring your pushchair to the site and access Britten's Library, the gallery and Archive. The only... More
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comforttravel
August 12, 2016|
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Response from RedHouseAldeburgh | Property representative |
Dear comforttravel, Thank you for your enquiry. There is parking on site but places are limited. The nearest car park would be at Aldeburgh Church which is approximately 10-15 walk away. Alternatively you can take advantage... More
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Keshar W
August 5, 2015|
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Response from BPF_The_Red_House | Property representative |
Hello. Admission is free, but we do welcome donations. The only charge is for parking during the summer months (June-September). Parking is £5 (except for blue badge holders), but we operate a free minibus shuttle during... More
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