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Art Exhibition, Sat 24 Nov 2018 - Sun 28 Apr 2019, free entry


Rodin, The Kiss

Rodin, The Kiss


Christchurch Mansion


Christchurch Park,
Soane Street,

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Sat 24 Nov - Sun 28 Apr Kiss And Tell: Rodin and Suffolk sculpture
Sat 1 Jun - Mon 3 Feb Wonder Walls


This winter, join us in Ipswich for what will be East Anglia’s once in a lifetime landmark exhibition. Discover the tale behind the lovers in Auguste Rodin’s iconic life-size marble sculpture The Kiss and the work of literature that inspired it. This monumental artwork, on loan from the Tate, is a significant piece in the history of sculpture.

Several of Rodin’s sculptures on loan from the Tate and East Anglian museums and galleries will be displayed in this major exhibition, including portrait sculptures of French novelist Honoré de Balzac and two more of Rodin’s sculptures inspired by movement and dance.

Discover depictions of the body in its natural state and in movement, through sculptures and life drawings from the Ipswich collection, including works by Pre-Raphaelite sculptor Thomas Woolner, Ellen Mary Rope, Henry Moore, Maggi Hambling and Elisabeth Frink. On display together for the first time will be life drawings by John Constable, while artefacts from our World Cultures collection will show how bodies have been depicted across the world.

Explore the halls and galleries of Christchurch Mansion to uncover one of the most enduring themes in art – the human figure.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 Nov 2018 - Sun 28 Apr 2019 10:00 to 17:00
Christchurch Mansion is open 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Sunday


Free entry


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Map reference: TM 168448  Lat: 52.05926 Long: 1.16138

By Road:
Christchurch Mansion is a 5 minute walk from Ipswich town centre and just a short walk from the Crown Multi storey car park.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Ipswich station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access