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The Red House

Golf Lane, Aldeburgh IP15 5PZ, England
+44 1728 451700
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Very enjoyable - previous Britten knowledge not needed

Myself and my friend spent a very enjoyable 3 hours at the Red House a couple of weeks ago. Our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
WWalks
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London, United Kingdom
Not just for music lovers

The Red House is fascinating and if you can get on a tour it brings the house and its owners to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan S
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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Here, off leafy and secluded Golf Lane, in the Suffolk seaside town of Aldeburgh, composer Benjamin Britten and his partner, the singer Peter Pears, lived and worked. Today The Red House is the home of the Britten—Pears Foundation, which invites you to come and discover Britten's music in the place where much of it was written. The Studio where Britten composed is open to visitors year-round, as is: the Gallery (an engaging exhibition for all ages); the historic Library where Britten and Pears rehearsed; and the Gardens. The House is open during the summer months with guided tours at 2pm Tuesday - Saturday and free-flow of the downstairs from 2.30pm. The award-winning Archive is open by appointment to anyone wanting to research our uniquely comprehensive collections. Please see our website for opening hours, and for details of how to book house tours and research visits.
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Golf Lane, Aldeburgh IP15 5PZ, England
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+44 1728 451700

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Myself and my friend spent a very enjoyable 3 hours at the Red House a couple of weeks ago. Our tour of the house led by Fiona and Pauline was excellent. Their joint knowledge was exceptional and you could tell their enthusiasm for the house....More

Thank WWalks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Red House is fascinating and if you can get on a tour it brings the house and its owners to life: Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. The exhibition is well organised with many sound clips and much to study. The extensive garden has been...More

Thank Alan S
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Alan for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and the many things you can do here.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a lovely sunny day in late September we visited this interesting place. The entrance fee was very reasonable. Note the entry fee includes return visits for 12 months at no extra charge. The exhibition area is well laid out and you can borrow an...More

Thank Ann G
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation. We take pride in our customer service and offer and look forward to seeing you at The Red House, Aldeburgh soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today during a weeks stay at aldeburgh. Beautiful house crammed full of interesting things. The audio tour is very helpful for me as I am blind but what was most helpful were how kind and attentive the staff are. I never expect anyone...More

Thank Carla L
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Carla for your wonderful review. We always aim to be helpful to all our visitors as there is so much to experience here. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here, and in Aldeburgh, and hope you visit us again soon.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Peaceful, reflective and refreshing space. The grounds and the house are a haven of tranquility. The staff were especially helpful and welcoming...and luckily for us, some music students were visiting and warming up/singing in the Library...wonderful! Great to see such an eclectic mix of decor,...More

Thank chris p
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you included The Red House during your stay and enjoyed music performed by participants of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme.

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Well managed, interesting, and good use of space for special exhibitions. Worth a visit even if you are not a Benjamin Britten fanatic.

Thank MOUMAR09
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at The Red House; there is plenty to see and do here for a range of visitors and interests.

Reviewed 1 September 2017

Walked up from center (and took their free shuttle back). Set in a quiet edge of the town in a beautiful garden, the visitor center and house took us over 2 hours to go round. The history of BB and PP is well laid out...More

Thank regfromcambs
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This was the highlight of our recent trip to Suffolk. The house is like a time capsule - you expect Britten and Pears to walk in at any moment. Standing in the room where they both died is very moving. Remember you can see the...More

Thank KcjK1
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

What a wonderful review! We are really pleased you enjoyed your time at The Red House and thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Last time we visited, we didn't go on the house tour. This time, we saw their fabulous art collection, quirky objects and Pears' study where he taught singing. But the most moving part was the bedroom in which they both died. The whole experience of...More

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RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased you took advantage of our Guided Tour as it offers a different perspective and insight into Britten and Pears' life together in the setting of their home.

Reviewed 15 August 2017

In a lovely part of Aldeburgh, the house and associated areas were very well worth a visit; charming garden and detailed exhibition area. For £5 entry with free return visit within a year, this was an absolute bargain.

Thank awb_11
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your very generous review. We are pleased you got a lot out of the visit and hope to see you again within the year!

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comforttravel
12 August 2016|
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Response from RedHouseAldeburgh | Property representative |
Dear comforttravel, Thank you for your enquiry. There is parking on site but places are limited. The nearest car park would be at Aldeburgh Church which is approximately 10-15 walk away. Alternatively you can take advantage... More
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Keshar W
5 August 2015|
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Response from BPF_The_Red_House | Property representative |
Hello. Admission is free, but we do welcome donations. The only charge is for parking during the summer months (June-September). Parking is £5 (except for blue badge holders), but we operate a free minibus shuttle during... More
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