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The Old Custom House

33 Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1BZ, England
+44 1473 231010
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Lovely waterfront building

Not the sort of building one would actually make a point of visiting; but on a strole along the... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Beautiful Building!

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

Reviewed 1 June 2016
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Built in 1844 by JM Clark, this classical building is now fully restored.
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13 Sep 2016
“Lovely waterfront building”
31 May 2016
“Beautiful Building!”
33 Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1BZ, England
+44 1473 231010
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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.

Thank socialworker39
Reviewed 1 June 2016

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

Thank TravelsWithHounds
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.........

Thank TheGreatRaymondo
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...More

Thank david p
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...More

1  Thank mjc404
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.

Thank IpswichGuy
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

Thank Sue H
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.

Thank tlwmd
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...More

Thank Graham175
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...More

Thank ToniBee
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