Gainsborough's House is the birthplace museum of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), one of England's most celebrated artists. More of his paintings, drawings and prints are on display here than anywhere else in the world. 46 Gainsborough Street in Sudbury is a charming town-house with a Georgian façade built by the artist's father. It retains features dating back more than 500 years. There is a tranquil walled garden. Among Gainsborough memorabilia to be seen in the House are the artist's studio cabinet, his sword stick and his pocket watch. The collection shows visitors the range of Gainsborough's work - portraits, landscapes, drawings and prints. Exhibitions of contemporary art and craft are shown in two galleries and in the garden.
Melford Hall is a romantic turreted brick Tudor mansion near the green in the unspoilt village of Long Melford. The Hyde-Parker family have lived in the house since 1786, Queen Elizabeth I was entertained here in 1578. The house has a traditional garden with fine trees and clipped box hedges. Seasonal interest in the garden includes daffodils in the spring, herbaceous borders in the summer and autumn colour. There is a display of items connected with Beatrix Potter who was related to the family and visited often. General Information:Walk in the historic park, Adapted WC at gatehouse. Dogs not allowed in house (except guide dogs).
Newton Green Golf club was founded as a 9-hole common land course in 1907. It is one of the oldest golf clubs in Suffolk. The Common land area now holds 8 holes for the 18 hole course plus a spare hole we maintain for the villagers 9 hole rights, practise, and as an emergency hole when we undertake any large scale work on the course. These are challenging golf holes, where patience and tidy golf will reap rewards.The old area of the course is on 'The Green', which is managed by the Newton Green Trust on which we have a member to represent the club.