Culture, Leisure & Heritage highlights in Sudbury

Gainsborough's House

Gainsborough's House, 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2EU

*Please note Gainsborough's House is currently closed to the public for major redevelopment, re-opening in 2021*.

Find out more about the redevelopment plans here. 

The Quay Theatre

The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane
Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2AN

01787 374745

A unique venue with a diverse performing arts programme for all, also with a snug cinema, an exhibition space for local artists and a superb bar + restaurant!

Sudbury Heritage Centre

Sudbury Heritage Centre, Town Hall, Gaol Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk
CO10 1TL

From Saxons to silk...A must visit for anyone curious about Sudbury's unique heritage. The brilliantly curated displays offer a window into on town’s past from the Iron Age to the 21st Century.

Free entry.

St Peter's Cultural Venue

St. Peter’s, Market Hill, Sudbury,
Suffolk, CO10 2EA

St Peter’s is a cultural venue and Grade I listed building in the heart of Sudbury with a diverse programme of markets, events, concerts and more.

See upcoming events here

Sudbury Library & Tourist Info Centre

Tourist Information Centre

Sudbury Library, Market Hill, Sudbury, CO10 2EN

Housed within the incredible old Corn Exchange Building on Market Hill all are welcome to enjoy Sudbury's Library with a year round events programme and no trip to Sudbury is complete without a visit to our excellent Tourist Information Centre!

Enjoy Sudbury's outstanding green spaces

From riverside walks along the Stour, gentle ambles across Sudbury's common lands and water meadows, picnics in our parks and open spaces to fascinating strolls along lost railway lines there is something for ramblers to curious culture buffs alike...


Sudbury is surrounded by breathtaking landscape accented by the River Stour and Sudbury's water meadows and commanlands. With excellent transport links Sudbury is the perfect gateway to the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) that continues to inspire some of the world's greatest creatives, most famously our very own Thomas Gainsborough. 

Public green spaces and walks in and about Sudbury


- The Croft, Millacre and boating lake

- Sudbury Common Lands 

- Belle Vue Park

- Gainsborough Trail: Meadow Walk download map


- Sudbury Water Meadows see walking route

- Melford Hall to Sudbury Three Mills walk see route map

- Bures Station to Sudbury Station ramble  see walk

- Friars Meadow

- Sudbury Cemetery

- Stour Valley Path

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