PROJECT - Heritage, Arts and Culture

Gainsborough's House

Reviving an artist’s birthplace

The project sees the renovation of the historic house to interpret, entertain and inspire visitors around the artist, his family and social context.

A new, landmark three-storey structure has replaced an empty local authority building located on a brown-field site adjacent to the listed house.

It now provides spaces for exhibitions, displays and learning with four new galleries – a showcase Gainsborough Gallery, a landscape studio with panoramic views over Sudbury, a community gallery and a temporary exhibition gallery/performance space.

As well as showcasing Gainsborough’s work the new gallery spaces will illustrate the widespread influence of his work on other artists.

A new orangery-style cafe overlooking the beautiful eighteenth-century garden enhances the visitor experience.


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