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Gainsborough's House

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Pleasant visit

Both a museum providing information about the man and a gallery displaying a number of his... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steve B
London, United Kingdom
Fascinating and inspiring

Despite a dismal day, the staff were welcoming and were on hand to add gems of knowledge, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Malcolm B
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Gainsborough’s House explores the life and art of Thomas Gainsborough. One of the greatest artists of his age, he is renowned throughout the world for his portrait and landscape paintings. The house, ‘a most excellent Brickt Mansion,’ was bought by...more
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46 Gainsborough Street, Babergh District CO10 2EU, England
+44 1787 372958
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Tucked away behind a side street in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, you will find one of the most interesting collections of the works of Thomas Gainsborough. The house was purchased by Gainsborough's father John in May 1722. The ground floor focuses on the life and times...More

3  Thank Singapore1938
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Wonderful to see Gainsborough´s house and garden and some wonderful paintings and artefacts but there was a lack of inspiration in terms of bringing Gainsborough and his work to life. More effort had been put into stocking the shop!

3  Thank lynne b
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Both a museum providing information about the man and a gallery displaying a number of his paintings and drawings. Volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable. Despite the weather when I visited, the Garden is nice to walk around.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite a dismal day, the staff were welcoming and were on hand to add gems of knowledge, but unobtrusive for those just wishing to read and look at the art and artifacts of Thomas Gainsborough, (and some from John Constable too).

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The house holds a wealth of Thomas Gainsborough's work and the downstrairs gallery regularly hosts new exhibitions by present and past artists. The gift shop is well stocked and the staff are very helpful. The garden is a delight.An informal collection of plants, contemporary to...More

Thank johnmooretrees
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Gainsborough's house. It is a very well hidden gem. I enjoyed the garden too.

Thank Gillian W
Reviewed 11 September 2018

On a not so wonderful Saturday morning my wife and I whiled away a happy hour in this elegant house which showed off some of the best works of art by Gainsborough and some lesser known works and artefacts of John Constable. As well as...More

1  Thank Ian P
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Well worth a visit, this charming museum in this lovely house has some wonderful Gainsborough pictures in it, as well as a fascinating exhibition of Anne Desmet RA work. The staff were helpful and friendly, and the pretty courtyard garden had some wonderful old fruit...More

Thank Kato122
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This lovely building is devoted to one of the world's greatest portraitists. A new and important gallery is being built to house his works and Constable's [another local boy of world renown]. Even now it is a beautiful housing many works, and it also has...More

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Very interesting and well put together exhibition, wonderful to see many paintings , drawings and sketches in all formats. House had a lovely atmosphere, very helpful and knowable staff. Worth a visit if you are in the area !

Thank gemmorris921
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Had read a few reviews before our visit so had a rough idea of what to expect, but was still a bit disappointed with how small it really was. It is a bit pricey for what you get.

Thank chrismv2016
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent visit to this historic venue; not only were we provided an invite into Gainsborough: his life and work but also an added bonus in the Anne Desmet exhibition. Even though it was inclement weather the garden did beckon. Worthwhile to view the Mulberry, Medlar...More

1  Thank Susan M
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Response from Christine W | Reviewed this property |
Basic entry fee is £7 or £16 for a family ticket. Friends and Art Fund Members are free.