Important notice -

Our car park at Flatford is open. You don’t need to book but parking space is limited, so if we’re full, please come back another time. The tea room is also open, however our gift shop, boat hire and exhibition remain closed.

Discover the views that John Constable painted


Things to see and do

Long summer days with the family

Flatford boats for hire

Flatford Rowing Boat Hire

Rowing boat hire is not available at Flatford at the current time.

Flatford Second Hand Books

Flatford Book Nook

The Flatford Book Nook is currently closed.Flatford's second-hand book nook is a great spot to pick up a bargain and help support our conservation work. Books are sold at bargain prices and all proceeds go towards a worthy cause. We are always on the look-out for books to add to our stock. If you are in need of a home for your old books we'll be pleased to have them. Currently closed.

Visions of the Landscape

Boat House Gallery

Unfortunately Suman Gujral' s exhibition is not currently open as all our buildings are closed. Please take a look at her website www.sumangujral.com to enjoy her wonderful prints. Suman Gujral is a fine artist. She has shown her work extensively in the UK and is in many private collections. She specialises in printmaking techniques- particularly monotype and etching and draws inspiration from the landscapes that she lives in, works and goes on holiday. These prints are all based on her sketches. Some are a response to Flatford, to our coast and others are inspired by a recent trip to California.


Eating and shopping





Our work

The River Stour at Flatford

Caring for the Dedham Vale 

The role of The National Trust in the Dedham Vale is to enable traditional mixed farming to continue, to preserve key aspects of the working landscape, and provide public understanding of the importance of Constable and that landscape.


Places to stay

Places to Stay