Gainsborough's House

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46 Gainsborough Street
CO10 2EU

  • Phone: 01787 372958

Gainsborough's House is a museum and gallery at the childhood home of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), one of the greatest artists in the history of British art. It has the largest collection of Gainsborough's work on display in a single setting. The house itself dates from around 1500 and retains many interesting architectural features. Its Georgian facade, and other elegant additions, date from the eighteenth century. The centrepiece of the beautiful walled garden is a large mulberry tree which dates back to Gainsborough's childhood.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 11am-5pm Closed: Good Friday and between Christmas and New Year.


Adults: £7.00* Family: £16.00* Children and Students: £2.00 Under 5s: Free Groups of 10 or more: £6 per person Friends and Art Fund members: Free *This includes additional income from Gift Aid, which makes a big difference to us, but if you would prefer not to make this contribution the admission prices are: Adults: £6.30 Family: £14.50


  • National Art Pass

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Library with public access
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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