Interesting but ignored just about sums this place up. I walked in one day when my curiosity overcame me. I'm gald I did as the place is worth a couple of hours wandering around.
I loved the grounds, the statues and the mansion is really interesting with period antiques. You can even take photos!
A hidden gem of a place with some great artefacts and furniture - not to mention a permanent display of Constable paintings and sketches. And it's free! Photography is allowed without a charge as long as you don't use flash. And the café does a great sandwich. (A fellow customer said the chips were good too!)
Not really knowing what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised. This is quite a small museum but with a great deal to see and the mansion itself is absolutely fascinating. A remarkable collection of works by Constable, Munnings, Gainsborough and others, plus armour, furniture, pottery, etc. - really something for everyone and all free! Well worth a visit if you... More
What a wonderful place! We fell in love with it straight away and that was before we saw the Constable and Gainsborough paintings. It has the feel of a home rather than a museum and we thought it was wonderful. The way the paintings had been displayed alongside interesting information that made the painters come to life. I can not... More
I originally only intended to have a quick look round when I first arrived here as I had only paid for 2 hour parking in Ipswich but ended up returning a week later to spend longer here as there is so much to see here, you could easily spend the whole day looking around the rooms and they even have... More
I thoroughly enjoyed this house which is beautiful and set in a lovely park. The smells take you right back - the house smells like Lapsang Souchong! Friendly and helpful staff and good food. I have no reservations in recommending it.
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