Gainsborough's House, the museum and gallery at the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough
Gainsborough's House is the birthplace museum of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), one of the greatest artists in the history of British art. Gainsborough's House has the largest collection of Gainsborough's work on display at any one time, in Britain.
The house itself dates from around 1500 and retains many interesting architectural features. Its Georgian facade, built by Thomas Gainsborough's father, and other elegant additions date from the eighteenth century.
The visitor entrance with its gift and coffee shop are located on Weavers Lane and lead out on to a terrace and walled garden, with an ancient Mulberry tree. The House and gardens are fully accessible.
Gainsborough's studio cabinet has a marble slab under the lid on which to grind colours and a large drawer beneath to hold large sheets of paper... Read More.
The garden is deceptively larger than the first glimpse suggests. Its centre piece is the huge mulberry tree, dating to the early 1600s during the reign of James I Read More.
Find out about the different galleries you can visit at Gainsborough's House Read More.
Directions and contact information for the House. Read More.
Group visits to Gainsborough's House apply to parties of 10 or over. The House can accommodate a maximum of 60 visitors. There is a small Coffee Shop serving light refreshments. For large groups, special arrangements can be made, please contact us for further details
There is an introductory talk about the House and works of Gainsborough, which lasts for approximately 15 minutes. Talks on temporary exhibitions can also be arranged for educational groups.
- Group rates: adults - £4.00
- Children/students - £2.00
- Talk: £15.00
Bookings should be made a minimum of 10 days in advance.
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm