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Notice: Over the next 3 weeks we're making some improvement to the grounds at Grange Barn. You can still use the car park there and Grange Barn will be open as normal but please bear with us while these works take place.

A stunning Tudor merchant's house whose walls have more than a few stories to tell

Stunning woodcarving and elaborate panelling made this wealthy merchant's house a medieval des res built to impress.

Built around 1500 for Thomas Paycocke, the house is a grand example of the wealth generated in East Anglia by the cloth trade in the 16th century.

Discover what happened to Thomas' house through hundreds of years of history as you piece together its timber framed secrets and the fascinating story of its riches to rags decline and Edwardian 20-year restoration.

Our volunteers have worked similar green-fingered miracles restoring our cottage garden, a hidden arts & crafts jem with surprising industrial roots.

Don't miss the nation's favourite pastime of drinking tea and finding crafty gifts in our garden room coffee shop.

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