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
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 Tea Room at Christchurch Mansion
The 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. The menu can change seasonally and depending on availability.
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.
Discover more about the collections, the house and the families who have called it their home.
Private tours of Christchurch Mansion can be arranged all year round. Simply email the Friends of the Ipswich Museums for details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our free, ‘Peep into the Past’ tours, led by expert guides, run between March and October. These tours last 30 – 40 minutes and there is no need to book, you simply meet your guide in the Great Hall at 11am Tuesdays – Saturdays or 2pm on Sundays.
Did you know you can get married at the Mansion?
Exchange your vows and celebrate with your family and friends in the historic Christchurch Mansion. Situated in the picturesque Christchurch Park, stunning parkland provides a grand entrance and excellent photography opportunities. Whether you are planning a ceremony or reception (or both!), our space offers a beautiful and memorable setting.
Click below to download our brochure for further information. If you have any questions or want to discuss ideas for your wedding, please do get in touch via email.
50 Ways to Play
Who’s up for some fun?!
Check out our amazing ’50 Ways to Play’ challenge sheet. It’s packed full of ideas for things to do, both as you explore Christchurch Mansion and the surrounding Christchurch Park. There’s fun for all the family, from 1 to 100 years old!
Bloomberg Connects Digital Guide
Colchester + Ipswich Museums has launched a digital guide about Christchurch Mansion on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. Use the guide to discover more about the collection, including some of Christchurch Mansion’s most-loved objects and displays, which you can explore in greater detail. Bloomberg Connects also features free digital guides to over 60 museums from around the world.
To download the free app, scan the QR code below or click a link. We recommend doing this before you visit as the Mansion dos not have Wi-Fi. Once downloaded, open the app, scroll to “Christchurch Mansion” in the list of museums, and click our logo to start exploring. Use the map to navigate the museum, and find key objects and displays.