Gainsborough’s home to be national centre
Thomas Gainsborough’s childhood home in Sudbury, Suffolk, is to become a national centre for celebrating the 18thcentury painter’s work, with the Heritage Lottery Fund awarding the scheme £4.5m.
In a five year development the Grade I listed house, where Gainsborough was born and lived until he was 13, will build on its success with renovation and extension.
“We will be able to reach more people and be a regional hub for heritage and culture, offering nationally important exhibitions as well as serving the local community” said
Mark Bills, director of Gainsborough’s House. “The Suffolk landscape has inspired and continues to inspire artists and our project celebrates this heritage and culture and will drive the regeneration of Sudbury.”