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Historic gateway

A small museum and interesting architecture in this ancient gateway. Worth a visit and often open... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2016
zooblue
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Rare viewing of Old Town Gatehouse

Originally one of Ipswich's Gatehouses, this little gem is rarely open to the public. If you would... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2016
TheGreatRaymondo
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 Apr 2017
“Glad we went this way”
9 Feb 2017
“Interesting historical gateway tucked away in side street of the town.”
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

Accidentally went through here while wandering round. It is a gatehouse, adding a sense of grandeur to the streets below. I suspect there's a story or 2 inside, but we were just walking by and stopped for a short minute to admire the brickwork. It's...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2017

We visited as part of Ipswich's heritage open weekend so we were told about the history of the gateway and the other buildings that once stood here, as well as having a walk up the (tight) staircase to look around the inside. Not a lot...More

Thank SFM1959
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Archdeacon William Pykenham considered the house he was granted unsuitable to his status and decided to build himself a 'palace' adjacent to the town's North gate. The house was considered more an enlarged gatehouse than a place but it did have its own gatehouse and...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2016

tucked away and if you blink then you will miss it. An important part of the town's history that a lot don't think too much about

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Reviewed June 27, 2016

A small museum and interesting architecture in this ancient gateway. Worth a visit and often open as part of the historic buildings weekend in August

Thank zooblue
Reviewed February 10, 2016

Originally one of Ipswich's Gatehouses, this little gem is rarely open to the public. If you would like to see it, aim to be around in September when one weekend sees a large number of normally closed buildings open to the public. See The Ipswich...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2016

Visited as part of Open Heritage weekend; very interesting; they were dressed up how they would have been in the past. It is a shame its normally closed off and not open all year round/more often. This is a once a year opportunity.

Thank IpswichGuy
Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

I stumbled across this building on my way to the library as it was open for Suffolk Heritage Days. Being a Yorkshireman I can never miss a freebie so headed over to investigate. Interesting history and unknown purpose it is good to see these local...More

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