Telephone
01787 372958

Address
46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury CO10 2EU, UK

About Gainsborough's House

Gainsborough’s House showcases the life and work of the artist Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), one of the greatest painters in the history of British art. The work on permanent display allows you to explore Gainsborough’s whole career, from early portraits and landscapes painted in Suffolk in the 1750s to later works from his London period. 

The House dates from around 1500 and retains many original architectural features. Inside you will journey through the Exhibition Gallery to five other rooms displaying the work of Gainsborough and his contemporaries alongside period furniture and memorabilia. 

Rivalling the interior of the House for beauty and interest is the splendid walled garden. With its centerpiece of an ancient mulberry tree, the planting in the garden reflects the shrubs, perennials, bulbs and annuals that would have been available in Gainsborough’s lifetime. 

The House has a gift shop with items carefully selected to provide a range of themed merchandise, based not only on Thomas Gainsborough’s work, but on the heritage of Sudbury and the Georgian period. Lots of lovely and unusual seasonal gifts and a large selection of books and greetings cards make the shop at Gainsborough’s House the place to be shopping at. 

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