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  Visit to Christchurch Mansion Ipswich
Exhibition - “Kiss & Tell” Rodin & Suffolk Sculpture
Saturday March 9th from 10.30

Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2CBE


Last year in March we organised a visit to Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich which houses, among much else, probably the finest collection of Gainsbourough and Constable paintings outside London.

Atrocious weather meant that only a much reduced band made it on that day but those that did were universally impressed by the collection. That alone would be reason enough to revisit the Mansion. But this year there is more!

In a truly impressive coup they have secured, on loan from The Tate, the iconic Rodin sculpture “The Kiss” as the centrepiece of a major exhibition “Kiss & Tell” Rodin and Suffolk Sculpture.

This is probably the only chance you will have, outside London, to get up close and personal with a piece of sculpture that has a fascinating “back story” and was influenced by Dante’s Inferno.  Nor is “The Kiss”  all. Read  more on the exhibition on the Mansion website Here

The Visit Itinerary

We meet for coffee in the Lower Tudor Room from 10.30 and around 11.00 groups of no more than ten leave for a tour of the Mansion, the Wolsey Gallery and the Exhibition in the hands of experienced and knowledgeable guides.

The tours takes an hour to an hour and a half, after which there is free time to revisit your favourite exhibits before a light sandwich lunch with wine tea and coffee is served in the Lower Tudor Room at 13.00. The visit concludes at 15.00.

The cost is £23.50/ head Book now. The button below will take you to our secure online booking and payment system. Booking closes Friday May 1st. Numbers are restricted.

The Venue

Please read this note:

Unfortunately there is no parking at the Mansion which is located in the town centre.

Please visit: www.ipswich.gov.uk/parking

for up-to-date information.. Nearest car parks are William St (cash only) and Regent Theatre - cash and cards

For a map of the location and other travel information plus disability access information please go here.