Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich

Talk and Tour |

Thursday 5 May 2011 - 11:00

Christchurch Mansion is well known as an art gallery but it also boasts a panelled Great Hall with an arcaded minstrels' gallery, a further Great Hall rescued from an Elizabeth house, a state bedroom with a Georgian bed, Chinese lacquer-work, and rococo surroundings, and another room with wonderful early Renaissance panelling. The art collection features works by Gainsborough, Constable, Munnings, Wilson Steer, Cotman, Crome and many others. Hugh Belsey, formerly the Director of the Gainsborough Museum in Sudbury, will lead a tour of Christchurch. After lunch, a visit to St Mary le Tower which features interesting memorials, sword rests, and fine flushwork. Then, a visit to St Margaret's Church 'the most spectacular church in Ipswich' according to Pevsner. John Blatchly, local historian and author, will act as guide for the visits to both churches.

Venue information

Opening times

Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm
Closed 24 – 27 Dec and 1 Jan

Entry details

Tickets are £33

Lunch will be taken at the Suffolk Club

11.00 am

Contact John Brasier on 01603 438031 or email john.brasier@ntlworld.com

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)