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Address: 33 Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1BZ, England
Phone Number: 01473 231 010
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Built in 1844 by JM Clark, this classical building is now fully restored.

Built in 1844 by JM Clark, this classical building is now fully restored.

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Intersting architecture

Wonderful old building from Ipswich's Maritime past; unfortunately it's offices so access isn't available inside. The exterior however is imposing, from a time of sea faring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2016
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Located in the town center, this is a beautiful building. I didn't go inside, but enjoyed the architecture.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Wonderful old building from Ipswich's Maritime past; unfortunately it's offices so access isn't available inside. The exterior however is imposing, from a time of sea faring strength and is majestic in it's prime site to view all shipping arrivals.........

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Disappointing in one way yet surprising in another. Visited this building during their open day and was hoping the whole building would be open to the public but sadly not. 3 rooms on the ground floor was all that was available but it gave a flavour of the history of the docks and it's prevailing value to the area. Just... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I was so pleased to see that the Authorities have seen fit to preserve this great historical building, despite allowing developers to ravage and utterly ruin the remainder of the waterside and docks. The building dates from the mid 19c and still contains the offices of the Port Authority. I hope that it continues to escape the modernisers.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Without a doubt the greatest building at the Ipswich Waterfront. It would have been nice if some of the newer developments slightly mimicked its style a little.

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Thank IpswichGuy
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I attended training at this venue and loved it - nice to go somewhere different. The facilities and food were excellent. amazing how the 'shell' echoes

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Only open on special days, so a rare opportunity to drop in and have a look round. It is in very good condition, and the exhibition gave a glimpse of how things used to be on the Ipswich docks. Well worth visitng.

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Ipswich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Not normally open, I don't think, but it was during the Maritime Festival. I must confess a family interest. My forebears were the Customs Officers who were expected to catch the Smugglers and deal with them. Ironically, their forebears were the Smugglers, trying to evade capture. (something about Poachers and Gamekeepers, I guess)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

Im not sure if this building is normally open to the public, however it was on the weekend of 11th & 12th Sept 2010 as it was included in an open buildings around Ipswich day. There are a few displays inside of old boats in glass cases and a few pictures and imformation to read up on but truthfully unless... More 

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