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History in Suffolk. Suffolk is steeped in History so there are many museums, stately homes, ancient churches and castles to enjoy. To find the best bits of Suffolk’s history visit our What To Do in Suffolk guide and search using the category ‘History’ with the location you are most interested in or visiting and you will find the nearest places to visit in order of their proximity to your chosen village.

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Long Melford

Long Melford, Suffolk

Rated by The Times in September 2015, as being one of the top ten most desirable villages in Britain, Long Melford is definately a village worth exploring.  As its name suggests, it’s a long village (2.5 miles) with two manor houses open to the public at one end, a magnificent church (huge, when you consider…

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Gainsborough’s House | Sudbury

Gainsborough's House in Sudbury, Suffolk

Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury is a museum of national importance with a permanent exhibition of the work of one of England’s greatest painters, Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788). Undergoing a massive and exciting redevelopment during 2020/2021, a brand new landmark building is creating new galleries, viewing platforms and exhibition space. The house where he was…

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An Artist’s Residence

The Munnings Art Museum on the outskirts of the pretty village of Dedham on the Suffolk/Essex border, houses over 700 oil paintings and watercolours by Sir Alfred Munnings, England’s finest and best known equine artist. Based at his home until his death in 1959, it welcomes over 7,000 visitors and is quite possibly the friendliest…

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Orwell Park Observatory

Orwell Park School and Observatory

Described as one of the finest Victorian observatories still in regular use, the Orwell Park Observatory stands elegantly on the banks of the River Owell, in Nacton, near Ipswich. Built by Colonel George Tomline in the late 19th century the observatory is now part of a school and is also used by the Orwell Astronomical…

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A Visitor’s Guide to Constable Country

A Visitor’s Guide to Constable Country

A Visitor’s Guide to Constable Country in the Dedham Vale Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty is available, packed full of information about this lovely part of Suffolk. Produced by the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project, the 16 page souvenir booklet has some beautiful photographs and it’s easy to see why painter John Constable…

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