• TTDA - The Red House - entrance
  • TTDA - The Red House - Dining Room
  • TTDA - The Red House - Composition Studio
  • TTDA - The Red House - Garden

The Red House, Aldeburgh

Benjamin Britten was one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century. He wrote a vast amount of incredible music and wanted everyone to enjoy it – professional and amateur musicians, music enthusiasts, children and families.

**Following the government’s announcement of a new national lockdown from Thursday 5 November, the buildings at The Red House will close to visitors.**

Benjamin Britten was born in 1913 and raised in Lowestoft, and Suffolk was the backdrop for nearly his entire life. At The Red House in Aldeburgh he lived with Peter Pears, his muse and life partner, for nearly two decades until his death in 1976.

As well as exploring Britten’s music, visitors to The Red House can find out more about his and Pears’ lives together. The House, with its classic 1950s/60s interiors, is a mix of formal and cosy, with an eclectic range of books, art, and furniture. The large gardens are for wandering around and enjoying the peace and quiet of this corner of Suffolk.

You can explore their House and Library, discover their lives with two exhibitions located in the gallery. There is a one-way route in place with the team on hand to help.

See website for what to expect when you visit: https://brittenpears.org/visit/  

There is level access across the site and accessible toilets and Blue Badge parking available.
Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible
Attraction name:
The Red House, Aldeburgh
Price: £8.50 (valid for the year), under 16s free
Opening Hours:
Thursday to Sundays, 11am-3pm