Plan your visit
New display coming soon
Landscape Rebels has now closed, but the next exhibition in Christchurch Mansion will open on 13 May 2023.
Animals in the Art Gallery is a family-friendly exhibition that explores British wildlife alongside artistic depictions of animals in all shapes and sizes. You will find some familiar animals from Ipswich Museum, who are creating a new home in the Wolsey Art Gallery!
Artists featured include Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, Anna Airy, Sir Alfred Munnings, George Thomas Rope, Max Ernst, Amy K Browning, Bernard Reynolds, Leonard Squirrell, Fernand Leger and Colin Moss.
Location and facilities
Our exhibitions are held in the Wolsey Art Gallery of Christchurch Mansion. Once you’ve taken in the exhibition, the rest of the Mansion is open for you to explore as well.
Christchurch Mansion is a treasure trove of history, with plenty to discover both inside and out. Travel into the past through period rooms, from the Tudor kitchen to the Victorian wing, and view the works of some of Suffolk’s most famous artists.
As the Mansion is located in the extensive grounds of Ipswich’s award-winning Christchurch Park, there is plenty of space to sit and relax after your visit. Christchurch Park can be accessed through several entrances. The main entrance to the Mansion is on Soane Street.
Ipswich is around one hour away from London and Norwich on the main train line. Arriving at Ipswich Station, the Mansion is approximately a 20 minute walk or short bus ride away – take any bus that stops at Tower Ramparts bus station and the Mansion is a five minute walk from there.
The Mansion is a five minute walk from Tower Ramparts bus station in the town centre.
To reach Ipswich by road, use the A12 or A14 and follow signs to Ipswich town centre.
There is no parking at Christchurch Mansion but Crown car park is a few minutes walk away. Please visit the Ipswich Borough Council website for up-to-date information on car parking.
The Mansion’s gift shop offers a wide range of products, from greetings cards to beautiful homeware, linked to the Mansion and its amazing collections.
Whether you’re looking for a memento or the perfect gift, we have something for all tastes and budgets.
The Tea Room serves a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches, cakes, scones and more.
Got a special requirement? Call 01473 433560.
April – October: 10am to 5pm (Mon – Sun)
November – March: 10am to 3.30pm (Mon – Sun)
In Christchurch Mansion, there are two available toilets as well as easy access/baby changing facilities.
Every effort has been made to make Christchurch Mansion a great place to visit for everybody. However, as a Grade 1 listed building, with multiple floor levels providing access to all areas is difficult. From inside the Mansion, the route to the gallery involves a short flight of steps. An accessible entrance is located from the Gallery’s garden, with a low-level buzzer to alert staff. For more information visit the Ipswich Museums website
We have a visual story of Landscape Rebels, which can be downloaded here. Visitors can also access audio descriptions of star objects by scanning QR codes in the gallery.
Whilst you’re visiting Christchurch Mansion for Landscape Rebels, take some time see what else Suffolk’s county town has to offer.
Ipswich is a wonderful place to explore with great independent shopping, a vibrant arts scene of dance, film and theatre and some truly delicious and quirky places to eat, drink and stay.
Wander the beautiful Tudor streets in the town centre, shop along The Saints, visit the waterfront and maybe even explore the rest of Suffolk, from wide open countryside and ancient woodlands to spectacular beaches and coastline.