Gainsborough's House

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Gainsborough's House is the birthplace museum of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), one of the greatest artists in the history of British art. Gainsborough's House has the largest collection of Gainsborough's work on display at any one time, in Britain.

The house itself dates from around 1500 and retains many interesting architectural features. Its Georgian facade, built by Thomas Gainsborough's father, and other elegant additions date from the eighteenth century.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm;

Closed: Good Friday and between Christmas and New Year.

Admission charges

Adults £4.00
OAPs £3.20
Children, students £1.50
Group rates are available to parties of ten or more.

Collection details

Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities

Gainsborough's House
46 Gainsborough Street
CO10 2EU



01787 372958


01787 376991

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