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Gainsborough’s House

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Gainsborough’s House is the national centre for Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) and is the largest museum & art gallery in Suffolk.

Opening Times
Other Events at Gainsborough’s House

In 2019, Gainsborough’s House commenced a £10m building project supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. On 21 November 2022, the museum re-opened to the public after a transformational refurbishment; introducing 3 new exhibition spaces to accompany the original Grade I listed building.

Visitors can view the most comprehensive collection of Gainsborough’s work alongside temporary exhibitions of international appeal. Our varied programme of specialist exhibitions includes both historical and contemporary art.

As part of the museum experience, The Watering Place café serves coffee, pastries and light lunches overlooking our beautiful walled gardens. The peaceful garden is at the heart of Gainsborough’s House and includes a centrepiece Mulberry Tree which is over 400 years old. Our museum gift shop provides a carefully curated selection of gifts for all and for all price ranges.


Cost with GiftAid / Cost without GiftAid

Gainsborough’s House, Galleries and Exhibition
Adult £17.50 / £15.90
Child (5-16 with under 5s free) £5.00 / £4.50
Student (17-25 with Student Card) £13.15 / £11.95 Friends Free

Gainsborough’s House and Galleries only (no exhibition)
This gives access to the current exhibition in the David Pikes Drawing Gallery.
Adult £12.50 / £11.35
Child (5-16 with under 5s free) £5.00 / £4.50
Student (17-25 with Student Card) £9.40 / £8.50
Friends Free

Exhibition Only
Adult £10.00 / £9.05
Child (5-16 with under 5s free) £5.00 / £4.50
Student (17-25 with Student Card) £6.80
Friends Free

National Art Pass  Free entry to House & Galleries, £5 fee to Exhibition
Museums Association Free entry to House, Galleries & Exhibition
Historic Houses Free entry to House, Galleries & Exhibition

Opening Times

The museum, café and gift shop are open 10am – 5pm every day.

Please check our website for details of any seasonal closures.

  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family friendly
  • Garden
Gainsborough’s House
46-47 Gainsborough Street
CO10 2EU