Tours of Christchurch Mansion

Visitors can discover the fascinating story of this 16thC Mansion set in 75 acres of parkland right in the heart of historic Ipswich.

Short daily tours (not suitable for large groups).

Join us for a FREE 30 minute ‘Peep into the Past’ – From March to October, weekdays at 11.00 am and on Sundays 2pm. No booking required. Donations are welcome.

The “Peep into the Past” tours are aimed at individuals and small parties, larger groups can book their own tour by contacting

Book a Full Tour

General Tours - Meet the Families – Art – Ceramics – Furniture and much more.

Book a full tour from just £4 per head- all proceeds go directly to FoIM to help support our Museums.

House tours give a glimpse into the history of the Mansion, the story of the three families who once lived there and highlight some of the fine collections of 16th to 19thC furniture and art.

Tailor your tour to your group’s interests at a time to suit you, including evenings and weekend visits.

Coaches can drop off passengers at the front of Christchurch Park in Soane Street.

Currently we do not have full disabled access upstairs in the Mansion, but slideshows of the contents are available downstairs. We try to ensure that anyone who cannot climb the stairs also gets the most from their visit.

Christchurch Mansion Cafe

The cafe is open all the year round and in good weather you can enjoy our pretty terrace in the Tudor Garden. The café can provide refreshments before or after your tour – contact for further details.

Book a Museum Tour

The Guides will tell you about the origins of Ipswich Museum, one of the earliest public museums in the country, and the connection with Darwin. Find out about the earliest exhibits in the Victorian Natural History Gallery and some less well known items in the collection. The Museum is fully accessible to disabled visitors.

For further information and to book a tour please click below to use our form, email

or call

01473 433554