National Centre for Thomas Gainsborough

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A £9m project to create a 526sqm extension to Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury, doubling the current size of the museum.

– Create three new display galleries, a new café and art studio with panoramic views of the countryside.
– A comprehensive refurbishment of the original historic buildings and improved visitor facilities.


National Centre for Thomas Gainsborough




– 90 direct new jobs and 31 indirect new jobs
– 5 apprenticeships
– 75,000 additional paying visitors within three years of opening

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