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.

The family-friendly Animals in the Art Gallery exhibition is open until 2 June 2024.

Familiar British wildlife, from badgers to barn owls, have made a home amongst artworks from the Ipswich collection. You’ll find cats, dogs, horses, cows and more in the paintings, sculptures and ceramics on display, as well as artworks that reflect different animal habitats from woodland to coastal, gardens to urban.

A new creative studio inside the gallery provides a great space for families to play, draw, get creative and make their own artistic animals!

What you can see and do at Christchurch Mansion
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Surrounded by acres of rolling lawns, scenic wooded areas and a delicately created arboretum, the historic Christchurch Mansion is the ideal venue for your event.
Christchurch Mansion is built on the site of the Holy Trinity Priory, founded in the 12th century, which was suppressed by King Henry VIII.
Our museums bring art and history to life in a fun way! Find out about our events programme, school holiday activities and Mini Mammoths for the under 5s.
Christchurch Mansion is the home to one of the world’s most important collections of Constable’s work and is now the only place in his own region where paintings by him can be seen.
Complementing the works by Constable in Christchurch Mansion’s Wolsey Art Gallery are several by another great Suffolk artist, Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788).

Contact Details

Christchurch Mansion,
Soane Street,

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01473 433554