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Clare Ancient House Museum

General Details

At the heart of the historic and picturesque town of Clare the Ancient House stands sentinel, next to the fine 'wool' church. Dating back to the 14th and 15th century this unusual Grade I listed building boasts spectacular moulded plaster (pargeting) and timber work. It is thought to have started life as a mediaeval open hall house and has at various times been the town workhouse, a bakers, a poultry shop, and a priest's house. It was saved for the town when American servicemen of WWI wanted to ship it to America. It now houses the Town museum and has exhibitions of interest to visitors and residents. Its east wing is leased to the Landmark Trust.  Tours of Clare and the Museum by special arrangement @£3 per person.

Who to contact

Name
Clare Ancient House Museum
Position
Honorary Curator
Telephone
01787 277249
Email
info@clare-ancient-house-museum.co.uk
Website
http://www.clare-ancient-house-museum.co.uk/
Address
26
High Street
Clare
Suffolk
Postcode
CO10 8NY

Where to go

Name
Clare Ancient House Museum
Address
26
High Street
Clare
Suffolk
Postcode
CO10 8NY
Area served
Clare
Venue Website
http://www.clare-ancient-house-museum.co.uk
Parking available
No
Restrictions to access
No wheelchair access
Notes

Parking is available on the street, or in Clare Castle Country Park, which is 5 minutes walk

Days & Times

Each year's season is April to end of September, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 2.00pm-5.00pm; Saturday and Bank Holidays 11.30am-5.00pm
Session Information
Opening for 2021 season is uncertain as of 1/1/21

Other details

Cost Details
£1 entry fee; free to Friends and under-16s
Age Groups
16-25 years, Adults, Young people

Accreditation website
http://suffolkmuseums.org/museums/

Notes

A self-guided Town Trail around Clare is available.

 

See Visit Clare website.

Last Updated
01/01/2021

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