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Address: Northgate Street, Ipswich, England

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Historic gateway

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

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 a blink and you miss it kind of attraction. I didn't even know it was... More 

Thank MrsBsTravels
Colchester, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 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 to it but worth popping in if you are on a heritage walk, as we... More 

Thank SFM1959
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 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 that is what can be seen today. Not long after completing this prject Pykenham moved... More 

Thank DavidEBelton
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 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

Thank GothycAngel
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 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
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 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 Society's website for more details.

Thank TheGreatRaymondo
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 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
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78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 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 treasures preserved and proudly displayed. Note, to access the room which is situated above the... More 

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