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Visit Gainsborough’s House car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to visit Gainsborough’s House car-free, as trains and buses stop 5-10 minutes away.

By train, it’s a scenic 20-minutes along the Gainsborough Line to Sudbury. Change at Marks Tey, which has direct trains from: London Liverpool Street (60 mins, via Stratford and Shenfield), Colchester (25 mins) and Chelmsford (5 mins).

Direct buses run to Sudbury from: Colchester (50 mins), Bury St Edmunds (60 mins) and Ipswich (75 mins).

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

Discount: Enjoy 30% off entry with a valid (date of arrival) train or bus ticket, bus pass or bike helmet.

For money-saving tips see our handy guides to trainsbuses and transport in Suffolk.

Find the cheapest bus tickets for you from Hedingham and Chambers (bus from Colchester or Bury St Edmunds) or Beestons (bus from Ipswich).

Scenic Gainsborough Line to Sudbury has an audio tour and talking benches at Marks Tey train station.

Cycle routes National Route 13 and the Wolf Way go around Sudbury’s Valley Walk. Plan your route here, and find out more about cycling in Sudbury.

Walk to see the sights of Sudbury town with the Gainsborough or Suffolk Threads trails and walking map. Other paths lead out of town, such as the Valley Trail, St Edmund Way, or a walk from from Sudbury train station to Bures train station.

Taxis should be booked in advance through Sudbury Cab: 01787 373 222.

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About Gainsborough’s House

Gainsborough’s House is the childhood home of Thomas Gainsborough RA (1727–88). The museum re-opened in 2022 after a transformational refurbishment; introducing 3 new exhibition spaces to accompany the original Grade I listed building and it is now the largest gallery in Suffolk. The permanent collection of Gainsborough's work is accompanied by rooms dedicated to Constable, Cedric Morris, and silk. A gift shop, café and garden are also part of the museum experience.
- Camera Obscura
- Exhibitions of international appeal
- Print Workshop for Print members
- The most comprehensive collection of Gainsborough’s work exhibited anywhere in the world
- Landscape Studio with panoramic views over Suffolk countryside
- Located in Sudbury Town centre

For any queries about visiting contact Gainsborough’s House on 01787 372958 or mail@gainsborough.org

Address: Gainsborough's House, 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU. Visit Website