Discover Ipswich's historic past with a visit to the beautiful Christchurch Mansion, in Christchurch Park, just five minutes walk from the town centre. See period rooms from the sumptuous Georgian Saloon, to the more humble Victorian wing with its displays of children's toys and dolls houses.
Don't miss the biggest collection of paintings by Gainsborough and Constable, outside of London, along with collections of other artists inspired by the beautiful landscapes of East Anglia.
The Mansion is free to visit. There is disabled access to parts of the Mansion.
Christchurch Mansion is run by the Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service .
A regular programme of events is held at Christchurch Mansion. A full listing for the Museum Service venues in Ipswich is available in our online Museums and Galleries Events Calendar .
Baby changing facilities are available.
The Mansion has a gift shop, with an extensive range of books, posters, educational resources and gifts for all ages.
Fonnereau's Tea Room
Fonnereau's team room serves a range of hot and cold drinks, which are also available to take away. Throughout the day you can choose from a selection of snacks including fresh sandwiches, tea cakes, scones, chocolate bars and crisps.
Christchurch Mansion is available to hire for functions and events such as Weddings, Naming Ceremonies and Receptions. Download our Venue Hire Charges sheet or contact us to discuss your requirements further.
The Mansion is a ten minute walk from Ipswich Museum, approximately 25 minutes from the railway station, and five minutes from Tower Ramparts bus station. The nearest long stay car park is in Crown Street.
Monday - Sunday, 10.00 - 17.00
Closed 24th to 26th and 31st December, and 1st January.
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