Snape Maltings is set on the banks of the River Alde in a cluster of beautifully renovated Victorian buildings. The location has inspired artists, musicians and all those who visit for over 50 years.

Nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty under never-ending Suffolk skies, it makes a brilliant destination or stop on a tour of Suffolk. Once here, there is plenty to fill a morning or afternoon, or to simply provide a short refreshments stop.


Parking is free, as is entry across the site, but we ask that coaches are booked in here:

What to do

Tours and boat trips

Explore the landscape by boat. Departing from the historic quay, where generations of Thames Barge skippers have plied their trade, hop aboard Tilly Too or Hagar and head out through the narrows down towards Iken. Find out more here.

Eating and drinking

Relaxed coffee and cake in our River View Restaurant, or a more formal 2 or 3 course lunch make for the perfect way to enjoy the site and breathtaking views. By booking in advance we are able to provide bespoke options and pricing to accommodate most budgets and tour types.


We have a collection of independent shops, with seasonal ranges of carefully selected homeware, furniture, clothing, ceramics, plants, arts & crafts, Suffolk food & drink, and more. Find out more here.

Walks and nature

One of the best ways to explore the stunning natural landscape around Snape Maltings is on foot. Perfect for nature enthusiasts, artists and photographers, view walking routes here.


Snape Maltings houses two Concert Venues, which throughout the year provide a rich and varied schedule of music, dance and opera. Find out what's on here.


Snape Maltings hosts a number of exhibition and gallery spaces throughout the year. Explore our visual art programme here. Permanent sculptures include Family of Man by Barbara Hepworth, Reclining Figure: Bunched by Henry Moore and Migrant by Alison Wilding.