Christchurch Mansion Houses

Christchurch Mansion
Soane Street


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Christchurch Mansion is a fine Tudor building set in an ancient and beautiful park close to the centre of Ipswich. With historic room settings, outstanding paintings and furniture, and also the modern Wolsey Art Gallery with changing contemporary exhibitions, it is one of the most important visitor attractions in East Anglia.

The Tudor and Stuart portraits cover one hundred years of English history from 1570 to 1681. Most of the people in these portraits were involved in the political, military or religious conflicts of their time and wielded considerable power and influence. Apart from members of the Royal family, most of the sitters in this portrait collection are gentry connected with Suffolk.

Christchurch Mansion was the site of the Augustinian Priory of the Holy Trinity founded in the twelfth century. The Round Pond and Wilderness Pond are fed by natural springs and supplied the monks with carp, tench, roach and gudgeon.

Christchurch Mansion is open:

Tuesday to Saturday 10. 00 am to 5. 00 pm (closes at dusk in winter)

Sunday 2. 30-4. 30 (closes at dusk in winter)

Opens Bank Holiday Mondays

Admission free.

Attraction Details

VenueChristchurch Mansion
AddressSoane Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2BE
Opening times10am - 5pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeHouses


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