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The Red House, Aldeburgh

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Fascinating

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It provides a fascinating insight into the lives of Britten and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JohnTManchester
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Manchester UK
A Fantastic Guided Tour

We booked for a guided tour and were impressed by the knowledge and interest of the two guides; no... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roger W
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Benjamin Britten was one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century. He wrote a vast amount of incredible music and wanted everyone to enjoy it – professional and amateur musicians, music enthusiasts, children and families. He was born in...more
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The Red House Golf Lane, Aldeburgh IP15 5PZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful house to visit and one I can thoroughly recommend. Benjamin Britten is one of my favourite composers and one of the greatest composers of the 20th century and The War Requiem his greatest work - in my view. The house is...More

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RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We do understand your disappointment in our garden; the heatwave this summer had a huge impact on the site and despite all our work watering and maintaining it over record...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It provides a fascinating insight into the lives of Britten and Pears. The art collection alone is worth the visit. The staff and volunteers were all very helpful and very enthusiastic. It is a place that we would gladly revisit...More

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RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Britten and Pears' art collection is often a happy surprise (there are over 1,300 pieces of art in the collection) and we're glad you enjoyed what you saw.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for a guided tour and were impressed by the knowledge and interest of the two guides; no question was too much. Benjamin Britten's composing room was, for me, the highlight of the tour: I could easily image him sitting at the piano producing...More

Thank Roger W
RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for letting us know; our guided tours are very popular and are given by our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the tour and your visit and thank you again for sharing your experience here at The Red...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to The Red House back in June and did a self guided tour but I was told they do guided tours before the house opens so I booked one of these for last week. It was absolutely exceptional and our tour guide, Fiona,...More

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

Thank you for sharing your experience. Our guided tours of The Red House are led by our dedicated team of volunteers and Fiona is over the moon that you enjoyed her tour.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fascinating place and the tour of the house was very interesting and informative. It is a home and this shows. As well as the home of a famous composer and his partner, it was the home of a famous gay couple at...More

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

What a wonderful review, thank you! We think it is important to tell Britten and Pears' story as a couple as well as marking their amazing achievements and we are really pleased you enjoyed our tour, exhibitions and the archive. Our shuttlebus runs during the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A most enjoyable and interesting time at the Red House. To see where Britten composed and lived was a great experience. There is a very good exhibition, you can see the library with one of his Steinway pianos. There is an archive centre which is...More

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

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed all that we have on offer here!

Reviewed 11 September 2018

If you have any interest in music then you should try to visit this house. The displays gave a great insight into the lives of Britten and Pears. The house is preserved much as it was when they lived their and housed a treasure trove...More

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RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

What a great review, thank you! And thank you for sharing your experience here over the Heritage Open Days weekend. It's great to hear that you enjoyed our special talk too.

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Had a brilliant time here. Lovely, friendly and engaging staff in the house and reception. Beautiful house and grounds with a real sense of its former owners. Lovely art in the house and beautiful music in the studio. A fascinating and warm place. Can't wait...More

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RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you Jane N for your kind words, we are so glad to hear that we made you welcome here so pleasant. We are really proud of our friendly customer service which we feel is really important when sharing Britten and Pears' life and work....More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Visited during Heritage Open Days and had a wonderful time. Staff and volunteers were very welcoming and the exhibitions very interesting. Do visit the archive centre if it is open and the gardens are very pleasant. The story of Britten and Pears is well told,...More

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RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for your great review, we are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for sharing your experience with us!

Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is a bit of a gem of a culture trip (If you have a slightly bemused, but vaguely interested teenager to entertain, offering ice cream in Aldeburgh as afters works very well) But it is seriously a very informative and insightful experience. I didn’t...More

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RedHouseAldeburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Red House, Aldeburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thank you for your great review, we are so pleased you all enjoyed your visit. We really appreciate your feedback too. We have kept their house music-free as they rarely played music there. But there are opportunities to hear Britten's works in his Studio as...More

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sara m
7 March 2018|
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Response from RedHouseAldeburgh | Property representative |
Hi Sara, thank you for your message. Dogs are welcome in the gardens but must be kept on a lead. It is possible to bring your pushchair to the site and access Britten's Library, the gallery and Archive. The only... More
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comforttravel
13 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
6 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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