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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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A place to visit more than once.

The Mansion is a house which keeps on giving. I have lost count of the times I have visited over the years. I have always enjoyed looking at the toys and doll houses. Later the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Pi-Wacket11
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East Anglia
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East Anglia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Mansion is a house which keeps on giving. I have lost count of the times I have visited over the years. I have always enjoyed looking at the toys and doll houses. Later the medieval ducking stool and similar fascinated me. I still love to look at the kitchen and the contents, it's amazing to imagine how on earth... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to give the mansion a visit as we hadn't been for years and took my granddaughter with us. She is only 6 but enjoyed herself. If you are interested in Constable or Gainsborough they have a few of their paintings in the art gallery. The Tudor kitchen is interesting and part of it is now a café.

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Thank pickwick250
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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83 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This seems to be popular with the locals. The house itself is nice, but because it's always very empty and there are many staff/security guards, it's quite uncomfortable to look around. You do get followed, especially if you're there with kids! Still, it's free and educational fun.

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Thank kathleen f
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited the Beatrix Potter Exhibition and really enjoyed it. would have been a a lot better if I could have got round the whole of the building

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Thank Papworth T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends took us in here late one afternoon in December. They've been in several times but it was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I particularly liked the wood panelling in one of the rooms and the old washing 'machine' with a label saying 'Housewife's Darling'.

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Thank TheRelfster
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mansion is one of the best building in Suffolk ,the main hall has on exhibit many paintings from some on the best English artist , plus other forms of art are on show, staff are very helpful and will explain in layman terms expressly to children, and when you have seen all you want to see in the house... More 

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Thank peter a
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I never get bored of this place. I love it, still the same as from I was a child, love looking around and then having a tea and cake in the tea room after. Perfect for those days when you haven't much money. Love speaking to the staff, one mentioned that she believed it's haunted as when she's been there... More 

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Thank Charlotte F
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Christchurch mansion us basically a museum,it is free to enter and houses many paintings , China and other items relating to Ipswichs history, the mansion is set in a large park, well worth a wander, they serve refreshments and on a nice day you can sit outside and enjoy a ice cream.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Set in lovely grounds, this mansion holds a small exhibition of Constable and Gainsborough paintings which is what attracted us in the first place. The rest of the house is really interesting to look round.

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Lakewood Ranch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The mansions itself is undergoing rennovations on the outside, so you won't get that " picture perfect shot", But once inside, once you get past the rather drab interior, the Gainsboroughs and Constables are incredible. If you onbly have a bit of time on a short holiday, there is art here not to be missed!

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