The Red House, Aldeburgh

The Red House, Aldeburgh

Benjamin Britten was one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century. He wrote a vast amount of incredible music and wanted everyone to enjoy it – professional and amateur musicians, music enthusiasts, children and families. 

He was born in 1913 and raised in Lowestoft, and Suffolk was the backdrop for nearly his entire life. At The Red House in Aldeburgh he lived with Peter Pears, his muse and life partner, for nearly two decades until his death in 1976.

As well as exploring Britten’s music, visitors to The Red House can find out more about his and Pears’ lives together. The House, with its classic 1950s/60s interiors, is a mix of formal and cosy, with an eclectic range of books, art, and furniture. The large gardens are for wandering around and enjoying the peace and quiet of this corner of Suffolk.

Opening times: Tuesday 1 March – Sunday 27 October 2019, Tuesday to Sunday, 1-5pm. Last admission 4pm.

Average visit time: 1-2 hours

Aldeburgh Festival (Friday 7 - Sunday 23 June)

• The whole site is open daily from 11am - 4pm.

Bank Holidays: We are closed on bank holidays throughout the year.

Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible except for the Composition Studio and upstairs of the House (illustrated films available). Blue Badge parking available and minibus has space for one wheelchair.


Site admission: £8 (valid for one year)

Under 16s: free

Art Fund: £4 on presentation of National Art Pass


Golf Lane,
IP15 5PZ
P: 01728 451700
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