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Gainsborough’s House

46 Gainsborough StreetSudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU

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 and it 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.

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Opening Times

Open Daily

10.00 - 17.00

Facilities

Café

Baby Changing

Disabled Access

Toilets

Events

Featured
11th Nov - 10th Mar

James Gillray: Characters in Caricature at Gainsborough’s House

James Gillray (1756–1815) was Georgian Britain’s funniest, most inventive and most celebrated graphic satirist.

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Featured
11th Nov - 10th Mar

In View: Rebecca Salter at Gainsborough’s House

Rebecca Salter PRA is an outstanding British artist who, in 2019, was elected as the first female President of the Royal Academy in London. She is also, by association, President of Gainsborough’s House.

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31st Mar, 10:30am - 1st Apr, 4:30pm

Easter Steam Up & Bunny Hunt at the Mid-Suffolk Railway

This will be the first big weekend of the 2024 season at The Middy, Suffolk’s only standard gauge preserved railway.

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26th May, 10:30am - 27th May, 4:30pm

Middy in the 1940s at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

Middy in the 1940s brings history alive and makes a great day out for families and enthusiasts alike – an exhibition of how it was in those extraordinary end of war days. Including, of course, steam train rides in veteran Great Eastern Railway 4-wheel coaches.

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Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

Suffolk’s only standard gauge heritage railway.

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Featured
11th Nov - 10th Mar

In View: Rebecca Salter at Gainsborough’s House

Rebecca Salter PRA is an outstanding British artist who, in 2019, was elected as the first female President of the Royal Academy in London. She is also, by association, President of Gainsborough’s House.

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Featured
11th Nov - 10th Mar

James Gillray: Characters in Caricature at Gainsborough’s House

James Gillray (1756–1815) was Georgian Britain’s funniest, most inventive and most celebrated graphic satirist.

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