National Centre for Thomas Gainsborough

Award: £250k. 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.


  • 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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