Visiting Christchurch Mansion
From 27th January 2022, face coverings are no longer compulsory. For the safety and comfort of visitors and staff however, we recommend wearing one whilst inside our museums, unless you are exempt.
Please respect others’ personal space whilst visiting our sites, and be mindful when in ‘tighter’ spaces.
Please be mindful that our interactives are for the enjoyment of everyone, so use hand sanitiser before and after use.
One of Suffolk’s most treasured buildings, this beautiful Tudor mansion is the jewel in the crown of Ipswich’s historic past, boasting over 500 years of history.
Explore the period rooms from the Tudor kitchen to the sumptuous Georgian saloon and the beautifully detailed Victorian wing.
Gaze at the fine collection of art from Suffolk artists including the biggest collection of Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable paintings outside of London.
Plan Your Visit
Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 4pm (November – February)
10am – 5pm (March – October)
11am – 4pm (November – February)
11am – 5pm (March – October)
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
Pushchairs welcome, but the first floor is only accessible via stairs. Buggy parking available.
Booking not required
Discover more about the collections, the house and the families who have called it their home with our free, ‘Peep into the Past’ tours.
Led by expert guides, these tours run between March and November, they last 30 – 40 minutes and there is no need to book. Simply meet your guide in the Great Hall at 11am Tuesdays – Saturdays or 2pm on Sundays.
For larger group bookings, email the Friends of the Ipswich Museums: email@example.com.
Our museum shop offers a wide range of products, from greetings cards to beautiful homeware, as well as various pieces inspired by our current exhibition. Whether you’re looking for a memento or the perfect gift, we have something for all tastes and budgets.
The Mansion Tea Room serves a range of hot and cold drinks, which are also available to take away. Throughout the day you can choose from a selection of fresh sandwiches, tea cakes, scones, chocolate bars and crisps.
If you would like to know more information on what is on offer or for any special requirements please contact Brad and Kate Firkins on 07772 834198.
The Tea Room can be accessed externally from the park. Alternatively, it has level access from inside the Mansion. Please note, the doorway is narrow, which may be difficult for some wheelchair users.