Christchurch Mansion is a magnificent Tudor building packed with fascinating history, located in the heart of Ipswich within the stunning Christchurch Park.
Christchurch Mansion boasts 500 years of history and is one of Suffolk's most treasured buildings. Explore the period rooms from the Tudor kitchen to the sumptuous Georgian saloon. There is also a large collection of fine art, which includes renowned Suffolk artists John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough.
The Wolsey Art Gallery within Christchurch Mansion also features major exhibitions. Recent displays include the Kiss and Tell: Rodin and Suffolk Sculpture, Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk, and Power of Stories exhibitions. The current exhibition is Animals in the Art Gallery, which is open until Sunday 2 June 2024.
Animals in the Art Gallery is a fun, family-friendly exhibition! 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.
You can also enjoy craft activities, workshops and trails during school holidays as well as festive activities in December. Visit the website to find out what's on.
Admission to Christchurch Mansion is free. Open Tuesdays-Sundays. See the website for seasonal opening times.