Christchurch Mansion

Christchurch Mansion
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This beautiful Tudor mansion is the jewel in the crown of Ipswich's historic past boasting over 500 years of history.

Explore the period rooms from the Tudor kitchen to the sumptuous Georgian saloon and the beautifully detailed Victorian wing and much more!

Gaze at the fine collection of art from Suffolk artists including the biggest collection of Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable paintings outside of London.

There is a cafe on site (seasonal opening times) where you can relax over tea or coffee, cakes or lunch or grab a picnic to eat in the park.

Mansion Tours
The Friends of Ipswich Museums offer free short daily tours of the Mansion called 'A Peep into the Past'. These take place at 11am, Tuesday - Saturday and 2pm on Sunday, March to November only.
Full tours can be booked at other times by contacting Christchurch Mansion on 01473 433554.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm throughout the year.
Please check the website for Christmas closing dates.

Admission charges

Free Admission

Additional info

The ground floor is accessible but unfortunatley there is no lift to take visitors to the first floor.

Christchurch Mansion is a 16th Century house built in an historic park. The rooms are furnished in various styles from Tudor to Victorian periods. Also in the house is the Suffolk Artists Gallery; which displays visual art from Ipswich Museums and Galleries Collection. Christchurch Mansion houses the most significant collection of Constable and Gainsborough paintings outside London.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Maritime, Music, Personalities, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Constable
  • Gainsborough
  • Contemporary Visual Arts
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More than a Visit

A group of secondary schools are taking part in our new scheme to provide a free artist led workshops and talks in secondary schools. The schools taking part are using the exhibition as course work and the workshop and talk are linked to the theme and techniques of the exhibition. Selected final year student artists from Suffolk College will deliver the talks and workshops.
To register your interest for future projects please contact the

Christchurch Mansion
Soane Street




01473 433554


01473 433564

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.