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“A Brilliant Achievement”

The Red House, Aldeburgh
Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Aldeburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Here, off leafy and secluded Golf Lane, in the Suffolk seaside town of Aldeburgh, composer Benjamin Britten and his partner, the singer Peter Pears, lived and worked. Today The Red House is the home of the Britten—Pears Foundation, which invites you to come and discover Britten's music in the place where much of it was written. The Studio where Britten composed is open to visitors year-round, as is: the Gallery (an engaging exhibition for all ages); the historic Library where Britten and Pears rehearsed; and the Gardens.The House is open during the summer months, and the award-winning Archive is open by appointment to anyone wanting to research our uniquely comprehensive collections.Please see our website for opening hours, and for details of how to book house tours and research visits.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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“A Brilliant Achievement”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

This is a great achievement. All has been newly renovated and Britten's studio has been revealed and restored exactly as it was when he worked there in the 1960s. The new exhibition is very much worth spending time seeing, and the new Archive building is a treasure for all time. It deserves enthusiastic national support!

Visited June 2013
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