Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Review

We recently visited the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition which is in Christchurch mansion. This is a free exhibition but you do need to book free tickets to attend to avoid overcrowding. 

Writing on a dark grey background
Opening dates for the display

The exhibition is smaller than I thought it would be but it was still very interesting to see a glimpse into Ed’s journey from a young child to world wide superstar! Personally, I am not the biggest Ed Sheeran fan (I do like a few of his songs) but for me, it was more about showing Faith that if you work hard and believe in yourself then sometimes dreams do come true.

My husband is a huge Ed Sheeran fan so we visited on a Sunday so that he could come along too. My oldest daughter, Lauren, and her fiance, James, also came with us too.

Faith taking a photograph using her camera phone at the same time I was taking a picture of her!
Taking photos of each other at the same time!

The exhibit has art that Ed did as a child, school work, items from his tours and videos and paintings that others have done of Ed Sheeran himself. It tells the story of his rise to fame starting from childhood and is fascinating. 

One thing that did really strike me as we were looking around was how committed to music Ed was from a very young age. Such a great message for our children. The drive and motivation that Ed and his family had is remarkable and clearly paid off!

 

A self portrait by Ed Sheeran aged 6
A self portrait by 6 year old Ed Sheeran
Bronze statue of Ed and Matthew Sheeran
Bronze statue of Ed (3 yrs) and Matthew Sheeran

Once you have finished, there is a gift shop selling Ed Sheeran merch and also some jewellery which has been designed by Ed Sheerans mother. 

We had a great time and the visit sparked some interesting discussions about working hard, talent and commitment in our home school.  

A quick summary of what you need to know

  • Free but tickets required
  • Located in Christchurch mansion
  • Takes between 30 – 60 minutes to look around (depending on how much you read while there)
  • Very interesting
  • Suitable for all
  • Gift shop at the end.
Drawing of Ed Sheeran
Sketch of Ed Sheeran

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