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Christchurch Mansion

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Address: Christchurch Mansion Soane Street, Ipswich IP4 2BE, England
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+44 1473 433554
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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One of Ipswich's hidden gems.....

It's always a pleasure to return to Ipswich and have a look round the mansion as there's always something new and interesting to notice. Very friendly, helpful and informative... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
nici766
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's always a pleasure to return to Ipswich and have a look round the mansion as there's always something new and interesting to notice. Very friendly, helpful and informative staff. My only disappointment is that since the very welcome cafe moved in, the fascinating displays of artefacts, equipment, food models and utensils on display in the kitchen have had to... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard about this mansion at Colchester had no idea what to expect. The Tourist Office didnt give me any indication. I got on train and went specificially to see it. Its magnificent a hidden gem with over thirty rooms open. And its free. Staff very helpful cant wait to go back. The collections in it are superb so much... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit for all the family, local parking easy to find and situated on fantastic grounds and a 2 minute walk too the town centre

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mansion itself was undergoing an extensive refurbishment when we last visited but we were still able to go in and wander round the exhibits inside. The parkland is great for a long walk round or just to retreat to from the hustle and bustle of the town centre. Very relaxing.

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Thank SFM1959
Ipswich - Uk
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183 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had visitors from Canada over the Christmas break, they wanted to see some "old" houses. Lavenham and Kersey were on the list but we have a great place right on our doorstep. You tend to forget when you live nearby. Our visitors were very impressed, The staff were helpful with bits and pieces of information and an enjoyable couple... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Situated near the main entrance of Christchurch Park. An interesting building & one of the largest collection of John Constable paintings outside London. Well worth a visit, many interesting rooms to visit. Entrance free.

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Thank BELMONTIpswich
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Absolutely amazing little place, with collections of beautiful art, amazing mock ups of centuries old rooms and an impressive collection of arms and armour spanning the years. Some interactive exhibits available to impress the kiddly winks. Anyone who's interested in firearms there's a beautiful example of an old cap and powder style pepper box pistol in the armoury. Suggested tall... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Having visited the mansion over 30 years ago we thought it would be good to visit again, particularly as we actually live in Ipswich! It was the week before Christmas and Father Christmas was visiting at the weekends and there was a children's trail around the place. I had forgotten how lovely and interesting the mansion was. There is something... More 

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Oatlands, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I visited here quite some years ago & decided to have a look again to get away from the cold weather & christmas bedlam. Lovingly maintained, I had forgotten how wonderful it was. An absolutely fabulous house. One room in particular is amazing - the artisan room with fantastic artifacts. Although the art throughout is excellent, I particularly loved the... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic museum with a fantastic art gallery set in the grounds of a lovely park what more do you need? Great for all ages but my kids love exploring the various rooms.

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