FAQ’s

How do I get to the red house?  

From the A12, take the A1094 to Aldeburgh. At the roundabout past the supermarket, take the first exit: the B1122 Leiston Road. Golf Lane is the second turning on the left, before the 40mph speed limit ends. Users of satnav and online mapping systems beware: you may be misdirected into Linden Close, from where there is no access to our site.

What are the opening hours? 

The Red House site is open for school visits 9.30am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday throughout the year. However Monday is the preferred day for whole day visits as the site is then closed to members of the public. For half day visits: morning only. Last entry to the gallery is 5pm.

Do I need to book in advance?  

Yes. Preferably at least three weeks’ notice.

Where are the toilets? 

Public toilets are found in Reception and there is a toilet exclusively for school groups in the Imogen Holst Room.

Will there be any other events during our visit? 

Members of the public are able to visit the site every afternoon except Monday. There is a scheduled house tour for public groups at these times. The public do not have access to the Imogen Holst Room.

Can we go inside the house? 

The house is open during the high season (late March to the end of October) due to conservation. If you ask in advance we may be able to schedule a viewing of the house. Visiting the house will be included in some of our school sessions.

Where can we eat lunch?  

Lunch can be eaten in the gardens or, if wet, the Imogen Holst Room. Self-guided groups may also use this space if booked in advance, but priority is given to guided groups.

Is there somewhere to leave our bags?  

Bags and belongings can be locked in the Imogen Holst Room during visits. It may be possible for self-guided groups to use this facility but please contact us in advance to arrange access.

Is there a shop?

There is a small shop area in reception that stocks books, CDs, postcards and other small gift items. On arrival groups should report to the visitor entrance at the main Reception.

Where can we park? 

Parking on the site is strictly limited and Golf Lane is very narrow and accessible only from one end. We encourage all groups arriving by coach to be dropped off at the end of the lane where it is a very short walk to the gates of The Red House. Please contact us for additional details.

What facilities do you have for those with special needs?  

The learning areas and gallery space are wheelchair accessible. We regret that it is not possible to take wheelchairs, or people with walking difficulties up to the studio or upper floor of the house as there is no lift. Please inform us of any special needs in advance of your visit.

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