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Christchurch Mansion

The jewel in the crown for Ipswich, Christchurch Mansion is free to the public to visit and enjoy

Christchurch Mansion is a most beautiful Tudor mansion and can be found right in the centre of Ipswich, situated within Christchurch Park, Ipswich's most famous and arguably most beautiful park. The crown of Ipswich's historic past, it boasts a history of more than over 500 years. Presented to the Ipswich Corporation by Felix Thornley Cobbold in 1895, it was Cobbold's vision to create a museum and art gallery that could be enjoyed by the public.

It is one of only a few mansions in England which is open to the public all year long, with no entrance charge.  Christchurch Mansion provides you with an opportunity to discover the history of the mansion and the famous families who live there, including the Withypolls, the Devereaux, the Fonnereaus, and the Cobbolds - and if you live or know Ipswich you will recognise these names as the roads that are adjacent to the park.

When you visit Christchurch Mansion you will be able to explore the Tudor kitchen, the Georgian saloon and the beautifully Victorian wing and many other rooms, all of which are furnished with art and period furniture. Rooms includes leaflets telling you more about the history of the room, and the features within it.

Next to the Mansion is Wolsey Art Gallery, which houses a great 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, with seasonal opening times. After your visit take time to enjoy a tea or coffee, cakes or lunch or grab a picnic to eat in the park.

There are also regular tours of Christchurch Mansion, which are offered by the Friends of Ipswich Museums.  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.

Parts of Christchurch Mansion can also be booked out for weddings.

So whether you are a resident of the town or have come to visit Ipswich, make sure you add Christchurch Mansion to your list of places to visit.

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  • Hours of Operation
  • March to October 2017
    Closed Monday
    Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00
    Sunday: 11.00 – 17.00

    November 2017 to February 2018
    Closed Monday
    Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00 – 16.00
    Sunday: 11.00 – 16.00
  • Accepted Forms of Payments
  • Free entrance

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    Ipswich, England
    IP4 2BE,
    United Kingdom

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