Explore Christchurch Mansion

Built in the 16th century as a gentleman’s town residence, Christchurch Mansion now houses an eclectic range of displays, including a wonderful collection of work by artists Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable. The Wolsey Art Gallery, a large room within the mansion, also has a display of Constable’s possessions, including his wife Maria’s wedding band and his paint brushes and palette.

Christchurch Mansion feels huge inside with layers of different rooms and collections, a striking china and glass gallery and a fascinating collection of Victorian toys and games. Entry to the museum is free and many events take place in the grounds throughout the year.

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