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The Red House

Discover Britten in the place where he lived and worked



Britten's studio at The Red House, photo by Philip Vile
Here, off leafy and secluded Golf Lane, in the Suffolk seaside town of Aldeburgh, Britten and Pears lived and worked from 1957 until their deaths.

Today The Red House is the home of the Britten—Pears Foundation, which invites you to experience this very special place.

Come and share the inspiring ambience and gain new insights into Britten's music in the place where much of it was written. The Studio where Britten composed masterpieces such as the War Requiem has been restored and is open to visitors.
      The Gallery features an engaging permanent exhibition that introduces visitors of all ages to Britten and his music, as well as temporary exhibitions. The interiors of the House have been re-presented as they were in the mid-1960s, as has the historic Library room.

The latest addition to the site is an award-winning new Archive, purpose-built to house Britten's internationally-significant collections.

The redevelopment of The Red House site was completed in 2013 to mark the centenary of Britten's birth, and was generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.