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Christchurch Mansion

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See Rodin’s “The Kiss” for free.

Rodin’s marble sculpture is magnificent, his sinuous and soft couple embrace in the most famous of... read more

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outerspacedesigns
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Superb Museum

I specifically went to this museum to see the Kiss and Tell exhibit of Rodin's Kiss but I found... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Christchurch Mansion Soane Street, Ipswich IP4 2BE, England
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Reviewed today

Rodin’s marble sculpture is magnificent, his sinuous and soft couple embrace in the most famous of kisses, you can gaze on their intimacy so closely as to feel embarrassed. The “Kiss and Tell” exhibition has many hidden gems in a wonderful display. Christchurch Mansion is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I specifically went to this museum to see the Kiss and Tell exhibit of Rodin's Kiss but I found there was so much to see I was here for over two hours. The Kiss statue was excellent and was exhibited in a large room with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited many times to this wonderful building set in a park close to the town centre. There is also the Wolsey gallery which at present has the real Kiss statue by Rodan. A real must visit opportunity.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Christchurch Mansion to see Rodin's "The Kiss" which we thoroughly enjoyed. We found the whole museum surprisingly interesting. One of the volunteers was particularly helpful. As a bonus, the entry is free.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a warm welcome we received visiting the mansion. The staff greeted everyone personally and gave information about the property. Entrance was free with an exhibition included. What a beautiful house, very interesting local history. There were about a dozen other visitors so we were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank middleofthefastlane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Ipswich a number of times and wasn't aware of this wonderful building. It's less than a five minute walk from the Tower Ramparts bus station, so accessible without a car. I'd seen leaflets about the Rodin exhibition, so it was a great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank fourcats130
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Wow is all I can say! Ipswich has done it again with a wonderfully simple exhibition centred round Rodin's 'The kiss'. This exhibition is open until April so go and see it. Centre piece of course is the famous couple.An early sketch by William Blake....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 205jeanniem
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Called in recently to see the kiss & tell monument, well worth a look. also constables private artwork on display, very interesting

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mick184
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Lots of amazing exhibitors and staff that are only to happy to answer any questions that you may have. Very child friendly

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jane F
Reviewed November 26, 2018

What a scoop for Ipswich Mansion to be able to host this exhibition and be able to display The Kiss as it's centre piece. Well done Ipswich Mansion.

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 29, 2017|
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Hi. Really it depends on what day of the week and at what time, as you may be lucky enough to be able to park on a nearby street which surround Christchurch Park. Otherwise, there is public car parking in Ipswich town... More
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Jesseche
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1st visit to Ipswich at Easter........ (5 Replies)
Me & my hubby are visiting friends who live near to Ipswich for a few days,then actually staying in the town from Good Fri afternoon - Easter Monday afternoon in the Travelodge by the marina.As it's a 1st time for the both of us,I'd like sum info on what is the best places to see whilst there. I'm abit of a planner when booking breaks & hols,so hav already trawled the net,read reviews on the hotel,different restaurants,seen all the stuff the town has to offer etc.,just wud like a...More
March 26, 2014|
Response fromWansteader|
You already seem to have done a lot of research, so I won't go over the obvious things (Christchurch Mansion et al). Although you're only in Ipswich for the weekend, if you're staying with your friends and can get into Ipswich on the Thursday or the Tuesday, there are guided walks at 2.15pm from Tourist Information Office. These are always very informative and useful to anyone interesting in History. In addition to the obvious things, there are little historical nuggets all over the town....More