Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich

Discover 500 years of history in this Tudor gem. Today the Mansion houses period rooms in illustrating changes in style from the 16th to the 19th century.

See Tudor state chambers, 18th century state rooms and the Victorian wing. A must see gem is the Painted Closet above the porch is composed of panels originally from Hawstead Place, near Bury St. Edmunds.

See the collection of British pottery and porcelain including Lowestoft porcelain, manufactured in the Suffolk coastal town from 1757 to 1799. Find displays of dollshouses, and toys and games from the past. 

The art collection on display in the Wolsey Art Gallery includes oil paintings, water-colours, drawings and prints by Suffolk artists from the 17th century to the present day and includes important works the Suffolk-born artists Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable. Other artists include George Frost, Tom and Edward Smythe, John Moore, Thomas Churchyard, Alfred Munnings, F G Cotman and Philip Wilson Steer.

A great visit with the kids, with treasure trails available throughout the Summer Holidays. 

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