Our Vision

The Soper Collection was formed to ensure that much of the original artwork and memorabilia be held together in perpetuity.

Until now the work of the Soper family has been relatively unknown due to the reclusive character of the family and the fact that so much of the artwork was held at the Sopers’ family home.

Our ambition is to:

    • Provide a space for the Sopers’ incredible artwork
    • Enable this East Anglian work to be absorbed into the nation’s cultural heritage
    • Educate, inform and inspire future generations to have a love for naturalist art and British wildlife, landscape and history

By providing a permanent home for The Collection we will:

    • Display all pieces to the public in rotation
    • Aim to provide an outdoor space that reflects the passions of the artists themselves in terms of their love for the flora, fauna and landscape of East Anglia and elsewhere, as well as some of the characteristics of their beloved home ‘Wildings’

To discover how you can help and to see our progress visit our fundraising page.

Discover more about the aims for The Soper Collection.

Lane Dusk - The Soper Collection

The Project will aim to augment the area’s historical importance in art.

We will seek to link with and support other fine art museums and collections in the local area and elsewhere, including:

  • Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury
  • The Munnings Art Museum, Dedham
  • The Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket
  • Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich
  • Flatford Mill, East Bergholt
  • Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
  • The Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden


Join us on our exciting journey to provide a permanent, public home for the works of the Soper family.

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