Snape Maltings, Suffolk

We just spent a week staying near the Suffolk coast in Snape. Snape Maltings is best known as an arts complex starting in the mid-1800's. The brick and slate buildings are now Grade II listed and one of the few remaining Maltings complexes in Britain.

In the 1960’s Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears created one the finest concert halls in the world in the largest Malthouse. Here music, dance and the arts are celebrated throughout the year including Britten’s great classics to the fun and festivity of the August Proms.


There is also the lovely Dovecot art studio, pictured here, which is a metal box built beautifully inside an existing building. While we were visiting an exhibit by Maggie Hambling was being shown. In the grounds of the Maltings sculptures by Hepworth, Moore and others lie in contrast to the beautiful wetlands where you can see Starlings flocking in the evening.