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Christchurch Mansion

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Fabulous place

This is a wonderful place, we didn't know about it but were drawn by Rodin. The Kiss was so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
A really educational tour of a fascinating museum.

Was fortunate to join a private party tour of the Mansion by excellent volunteer guides. Given the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Christchurch Mansion Soane Street, Ipswich IP4 2BE, England
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All reviews art gallery john constable rooms set local artists free admission on display interesting house different periods steeped in history old house beautiful building small cafe lots of history two hours great place to visit tea room worth a visit
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a wonderful place, we didn't know about it but were drawn by Rodin. The Kiss was so beautiful, well worth a long trip. The mansion itself was fascinating, the guides helpful, and all free - fabulous!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was fortunate to join a private party tour of the Mansion by excellent volunteer guides. Given the fascinating history of the property from it's origins as a monastery, its break up in the dissolution, its purchase and rebuilding over the ensuing two centuries including it's...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and informative Elizabethan house, local history, notable people/ families and art collection. Well worth a visit . Decent cafe.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Christchurch mansion in Christchurch park Ipswich Rodin’s kiss and tell sculpture is the current featured attraction to the already very pleasing artistic masterpieces Week worth a view within the historic mansion and enjoyable park

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

I'd never been before although meaning to for years. Went to see the Rodin Exhibition whose centrepiece is The Kiss. Rooms set out from different periods in the house's history. Quite a lot of Tudor panelling and carved wooden fireplaces salvaged from houses that were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited specifically for the Rodin exhibition and was not disappointed. The rest of the house is very interesting with a good selection of Ipswich School artists and Suffolk painters. Gainsborough, Constable, Woolner, and Hambling for example. The only drawback for us was that the tearoom...More

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

Ipswich people are so fortunate to have this marvellous museum. Obviously The Kiss is a fab draw, but even without it the museum is fantastic - for young children as well. So much to see. Brilliant. We’ll be back (many times)!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main attraction in Ipswich which I visited this afternoon is this sixteenth century Tudor mansion built by a wealthy London merchant after he acquired the property which was once the site of a medieval Augustinian priory. Henry VIII confiscated this as part of his...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank BuenViaje2121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 January 17, 2019

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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August 29, 2017|
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Response from K5389JNmarks | Reviewed this property |
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
February 22, 2016|
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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 heads up...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