• TTDA - The Red House - Dining Room
  • TTDA - The Red House - Composition Studio
  • TTDA - The Red House - in the summer
  • TTDA - The Red House - Sculpture

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.

The Red House is the former home of composer Benjamin Britten and singer Peter Pears. The collections left by the two men richly document their lives as performers and creators who made this place their home for nearly twenty years. Their home in Aldeburgh offers a charming snapshot into the two men's lives.

As well as exploring Britten’s music, visitors can explore the house, with its classic 1950s/60s interiors with a mix of formal and cosy and an eclectic range of books, art, and furniture. The large garden reflects their tastes in flowers and plants are for wandering around and enjoying the peace and quiet of this beautiful corner of Suffolk. 

Also onsite is the Garden café offering takeaway lunches and afternoon tea. Plus there is  a museum shop that includes a selection of products inspired by Britten and Pears along with beauty and home fragrance products, a gardening range, and children's toys with a nature theme.

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.

There is level access across the site and accessible toilets and Blue Badge parking available. The Composition studio and upper rooms of the house are accessed by stairs only. Illustrative films are available upon request.
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-5pm