Gainsborough’s House

46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU

Gainsborough's House

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Free admission to members of Historic Houses when you show a valid membership card.
Free admission to members of Historic Houses when you show a valid membership card.
  • Accessible loos
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Good journey mark
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Shop
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Gainsborough’s House is the childhood home of Thomas Gainsborough RA (1727–88). The museum re-opened in 2022 after a transformational refurbishment; introducing 3 new exhibition spaces to accompany the original Grade I listed building. The museum is now the largest gallery in Suffolk. The permanent collection of Gainsborough’s work is accompanied by rooms dedicated to Constable, Cedric Morris, and silk.

A gift shop, café and garden are also part of the museum experience. Other features include Camera Obscura, Print Workshop and Landscape Studio with panoramic views over Gainsborough’s Sudbury.

Opening Times

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Open daily, 10am–5pm
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Getting here

46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU

Gainsborough’s House is situated in the centre of Sudbury, Suffolk on Gainsborough Street, at the bottom of Market Hill. The cafe and shop are on Weavers Lane which are adjacent to the front of the House. The entrance can be found in our new gallery space which is also situated on Weavers Lane just past our Print Workshop.

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By Train
Sudbury, Suffolk railway station is a connecting line from Marks Tey on the Liverpool St to Norwich line. The trains run every hour and the station is half a mile from Gainsborough’s House. A 10-minute walk along Station Road, Friars Street and into Gainsborough Street will bring you to the House. Use ‘Good Journey’ for car-free travel to the museum and enjoy 30% off your admission.

By Car
There are three public car parks a short walk away – North Street has 199 spaces and, directed from the A131 one-way system, has free Pay & Display parking for 3 hours. For all-day parking, both the Kingfisher Leisure Centre and Sudbury Railway Station have plenty of Pay & Display parking spaces and are £3 for 24 hours or free for 2 hours. Market Hill, in the centre of the town, has one-hour free parking. See Sudbury Council — Parking for details. For information about accessibility parking, please contact us before your arrival.

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