Gainsborough's House: Currently closed for redevelopment. The childhood home of the artist Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (1727–1788). Historic house dating back to the 16th century with an attractive walled garden.
Where is Gainsborough´s House located?
Gainsborough's House, 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU
What is the history of Gainsborough´s House to the present day?
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) was born in Sudbury and baptised the fifth son and ninth child of John and Mary Gainsborough at the Independent Meeting-House in Friars Street on 14 May 1727.
In 1958, the House Society of Gainsborough was established to buy the house and create it as Thomas Gainsborough's centre. The museum was opened to the public in 1961, and has been open for more than 50 years.
Gainsborough's House is now entering the next exciting phase of its development thanks to funding from the National Heritage Lottery Fund. The House closed its doors to the public in October 2019 for a major refurbishment and a new building with three new galleries and a landscape studio. A new cafe and extended shop space are also being added.
The doors will be opening again to the public in early 2022.