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Staying in Sudbury, Gainsborough House is a short walk away. The entrance is on the side of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
denise l
Heathfield, United Kingdom
Nice Museum

We Visited Sudbury to the Mill Hotel & decided to Visit Gainsborough's house where he lived until... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Staying in Sudbury, Gainsborough House is a short walk away. The entrance is on the side of the house so it is less impressive than walking through the front door. There is a small garden, which had plants in the time of Gainsborough. The museum...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We Visited Sudbury to the Mill Hotel & decided to Visit Gainsborough's house where he lived until 13 yo It was full of hos works from Landscape to Portrait paintings all very good Telling you of his history Well wort a visit Highly Reccommended

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmospheric presentation of a number of Gainsborough's works ina wonderful setting and with the support of a vigorous and knowledgable society of supporters

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like his art, this is a must see. Great collection of portraits and some scenic paintings as well - esp with poor cottage farmers against brilliant backdrops. But portraits payed the bills and there is a great collection of these as well. The...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This was the artist's childhood home and is now essentially a gallery. Though there is a little period ambience especially on the staircase, it is not a period house and is not furnished as it would have been. I feared that would be the case...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We very much enjoyed our visit. It's a small museum but the room settings give context to the paintings. It was interesting to see the Constable pieces as well as the Gainboroughs. Pleasant, polite staff and women volunteers (the exception was a male guide in...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Very nice house, unfortuneately was having work done. We had a talk booked which was actually rather boring.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 26 May 2018

The exterior of the house is red brick Georgian. The interior pre-dates this by several centuries. The house contains paintings by the artist. Interesting information boards are also displayed. Like many historical houses in England I thought the entrance cost was a tad expensive. No...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 6 May 2018

The garden is a really nice and tranquil spot after the hustle and bustle of Sudbury. The Gainsborough information and paintings are worth a look, as is the stuff relating to John Constable. The other artists covered, whose names I have already forgotten, did not...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely little gallery, beautifully maintained. An enjoyable couple of hours browsing .i took an 80 year old art lover who was thrilled at the visit.

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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.