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Address: 33 Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1BZ, England
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+44 1473 231010
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Built in 1844 by JM Clark, this classical building is now fully restored.

Built in 1844 by JM Clark, this classical building is now fully restored.

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Intersting architecture

Wonderful old building from Ipswich's Maritime past; unfortunately it's offices so access isn't available inside. The exterior however is imposing, from a time of sea faring... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2016
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Not the sort of building one would actually make a point of visiting; but on a strole along the Waterfront it has a nice aspect to look at. Good from the other side of the river too; and another historical building.

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Kentucky
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Located in the town center, this is a beautiful building. I didn't go inside, but enjoyed the architecture.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Wonderful old building from Ipswich's Maritime past; unfortunately it's offices so access isn't available inside. The exterior however is imposing, from a time of sea faring strength and is majestic in it's prime site to view all shipping arrivals.........

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Disappointing in one way yet surprising in another. Visited this building during their open day and was hoping the whole building would be open to the public but sadly not. 3 rooms on the ground floor was all that was available but it gave a flavour of the history of the docks and it's prevailing value to the area. Just... More 

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Thank david p
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

I was so pleased to see that the Authorities have seen fit to preserve this great historical building, despite allowing developers to ravage and utterly ruin the remainder of the waterside and docks. The building dates from the mid 19c and still contains the offices of the Port Authority. I hope that it continues to escape the modernisers.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Without a doubt the greatest building at the Ipswich Waterfront. It would have been nice if some of the newer developments slightly mimicked its style a little.

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Thank IpswichGuy
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2013

I attended training at this venue and loved it - nice to go somewhere different. The facilities and food were excellent. amazing how the 'shell' echoes

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Thank Sue H
East Anglia, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Only open on special days, so a rare opportunity to drop in and have a look round. It is in very good condition, and the exhibition gave a glimpse of how things used to be on the Ipswich docks. Well worth visitng.

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Thank tlwmd
Ipswich
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Not normally open, I don't think, but it was during the Maritime Festival. I must confess a family interest. My forebears were the Customs Officers who were expected to catch the Smugglers and deal with them. Ironically, their forebears were the Smugglers, trying to evade capture. (something about Poachers and Gamekeepers, I guess)

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Thank Graham175
Wauchope, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2010

Im not sure if this building is normally open to the public, however it was on the weekend of 11th & 12th Sept 2010 as it was included in an open buildings around Ipswich day. There are a few displays inside of old boats in glass cases and a few pictures and imformation to read up on but truthfully unless... More 

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