Things to see & do

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Constable: The Making of a Master

The Hay Wain by John Constable 1821. National Gallery London

The Hay Wain by John Constable 1821. National Gallery London

You can enjoy the 'Hay Wain' view here and now you can look forward to visiting the Victoria and Albert Museum's major autumn exhibition Constable: The Making of a Master which will re-examine the work of John Constable (1776-1837). 20 September 2014 - 11 January 2015. Find out more

Boat House Gallery

Picture Books-delightful and intriguing work by Alison Stockmarr


Picture Books-an exhibition of work by Alison Stockmarr- runs from 5 July until 31  August 2014.

Alison Stockmarr recycles and adapts lost and overlooked objects. These are distilled into scenarios that allude to the past, with a playful nod to the present.

Alison lives and works in Wivenhoe



Daily Tours


Discover the views John Constable painted here and get more from your visit with one of our experienced guides.

£3.00 per person from Bridge Cottage at 12pm and 2pm.

More information 01206 297208

Heritage Open Day

Valley Farm -where the kitchen garden restoration is underway

Sat 13 September, 11am–4.30pm

Visit Valley Farm and see one of the finest medieval open halls in Suffolk. Also open Thorington Hall 11-4pm and Sherman's House  2-4 p.m. Free entry.

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Take a wander

Willy Lott’s House in the Spring

Soak up the history and enjoy the area that Constable loved to paint. Make sure to visit our tea-room just next to where Constable painted Boat-Building near Flatford Mill.

Read about Flatford's history