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The Red House, Aldeburgh

Open today: 13:00 - 17:00
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A magical place with friendly staff

This was our third visit to the Red House and each time we travel there it always feels very... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2018
PaulJohnT1963
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Chertsey, United Kingdom
A hidden gem

Many people who visit Suffolk go to Aldeburgh but I urge you to also take some time to visit The... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
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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. He was born in...more
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The Red House Golf Lane, Aldeburgh IP15 5PZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Having heard all about the Red House we tried to visit it but they are not open at this time of year sadly.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rosemary P
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are sorry for the disappointment. Our open season is from March to October and we use the time we are closed for essential maintenance around the site. Thank you for the review and we hope you are able to visit soon.

Reviewed 23 December 2018

This was our third visit to the Red House and each time we travel there it always feels very exciting being at the home of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. This time we were there to sing in the 'Scratch Choir'. There is no better...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaulJohnT1963
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so pleased to have feedback from our regular visitors and are glad that you take advantage of the many events and activities we hold at The Red House. Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Many people who visit Suffolk go to Aldeburgh but I urge you to also take some time to visit The Red House just nearby. A hidden gem whether or not you are in to Benjamin Britten the exhibition and archive, his lovely house and gardens...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank The L
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation! We may be hidden away but we certainly hope visitors to Aldeburgh include us in their roster of things to do. We look forward to welcoming you again within the year!

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We finally got round to visiting here with our daughter who is a chorister and sings Britten. We all loved it. Very well organised with a great museum and a very informative house tour. Whether you are a fan of Britten & Peter Pears or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you all enjoyed your time here and took advantage of our guided tour. We are closed now for the season but can't wait to welcome you back when we open in March 2019.

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful house to visit and one I can thoroughly recommend. Benjamin Britten is one of my favourite composers and one of the greatest composers of the 20th century and The War Requiem his greatest work - in my view. The house is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We do understand your disappointment in our garden; the heatwave this summer had a huge impact on the site and despite all our work watering and maintaining it over record...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It provides a fascinating insight into the lives of Britten and Pears. The art collection alone is worth the visit. The staff and volunteers were all very helpful and very enthusiastic. It is a place that we would gladly revisit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for your review. Britten and Pears' art collection is often a happy surprise (there are over 1,300 pieces of art in the collection) and we're glad you enjoyed what you saw.

Reviewed 1 October 2018

We booked for a guided tour and were impressed by the knowledge and interest of the two guides; no question was too much. Benjamin Britten's composing room was, for me, the highlight of the tour: I could easily image him sitting at the piano producing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roger W
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for letting us know; our guided tours are very popular and are given by our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the tour and your visit and thank you again for sharing your experience here at The Red...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018

We went to The Red House back in June and did a self guided tour but I was told they do guided tours before the house opens so I booked one of these for last week. It was absolutely exceptional and our tour guide, Fiona,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NorfolkRoamer
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience. Our guided tours of The Red House are led by our dedicated team of volunteers and Fiona is over the moon that you enjoyed her tour.

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

This is a fascinating place and the tour of the house was very interesting and informative. It is a home and this shows. As well as the home of a famous composer and his partner, it was the home of a famous gay couple at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JofNinfield
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

What a wonderful review, thank you! We think it is important to tell Britten and Pears' story as a couple as well as marking their amazing achievements and we are really pleased you enjoyed our tour, exhibitions and the archive. Our shuttlebus runs during the...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018

A most enjoyable and interesting time at the Red House. To see where Britten composed and lived was a great experience. There is a very good exhibition, you can see the library with one of his Steinway pianos. There is an archive centre which is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank johnToncent
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed all that we have on offer here!

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sara m
6 March 2018|
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Response from RedHouseAldeburgh | Property representative |
Hi Sara, thank you for your message. Dogs are welcome in the gardens but must be kept on a lead. It is possible to bring your pushchair to the site and access Britten's Library, the gallery and Archive. The only... More
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comforttravel
12 August 2016|
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Response from RedHouseAldeburgh | Property representative |
Dear comforttravel, Thank you for your enquiry. There is parking on site but places are limited. The nearest car park would be at Aldeburgh Church which is approximately 10-15 walk away. Alternatively you can take advantage... More
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Keshar W
5 August 2015|
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Response from BPF_The_Red_House | Property representative |
Hello. Admission is free, but we do welcome donations. The only charge is for parking during the summer months (June-September). Parking is £5 (except for blue badge holders), but we operate a free minibus shuttle during... More
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