Plan Your Visit


Christchurch Mansion

Soane Street

Ipswich IP42BE


24 November 2018 – 28 April 2019

exhibition hours

Tue – Sat: 10am – 5pm

Sun: 11am – 5pm

Mon: Closed


Location & Facilities

The Mansion is located in the beautiful grounds of Christchurch Park, which can be accessed through several entrances. The closest to the Mansion are Soane Street and Fonnereau Road.

Mansion Opening Times:

March to October

Tues to Sat 10am to 5pm

Sunday 11am to 5pm

November to February

Tues to Sat 10am to 4pm

Sunday 11am to 4pm

Audio Tour

An audio description of the exhibition has been produced for those who are blind or partially sighted, which can be downloaded and used by all visitors.

To listen to the audio description you will need to download the audio file to your own portable device and bring this with you on your visit, or go to this web page from your own device and play the audio file below.

This audio description has been provided by Louise Fryer and Andrew Holland, funded by ArtUK Sculpture Around You, and made possible by a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Explore Ipswich

Whilst you’re visiting Christchurch Mansion for Kiss and Tell, 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.

Getting there

By Car

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 it is located in the town centre. Crown Car Park is within walking distance of the Mansion. Please visit for up-to-date information on car parking.

By Train

Ipswich is around 1 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.

By Bus

The museum is a five minute walk from Tower Ramparts bus station in the town centre.

venue details

Gift Shop

A range of products are available in the gift shop, including products linked to the exhibition.

Tea Room

The Tea Room serves a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches, cakes, scones and more.

Got a special special requirement? Call 01473 433560.


April – October:

10am to 5pm (Mon – Sun)

November – March:

10am to 3.30pm (Mon – Sun)


There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor and baby changing facilities are available.

  • The main entrance has a set of double doors
  • Access information for visitors with mobility impairments
  • Manual wheelchair available for use
  • Access to the ground floor displays only
  • Images and information about the upper floor rooms can be viewed in the China Room on the ground floor
  • The Wolsey Art Gallery, where the exhibition is located, has steps up to it from inside the Mansion, a handrail is located on either side of the stairs
  • An accessible entrance to the gallery is available to the side of the mansion, accessed from the park with a low-level buzzer to alert staff
  • The Tea Room can be accessed externally from the park at the side of the Mansion
  • The Tea Room has level access from inside the Mansion, the doorway is narrow which may be difficult for some wheelchair users

Christchurch Mansion


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