Ipswich Museum has a wealth of treasures to amaze you!
You can discover life in Roman Suffolk, find out about the Anglo-Saxon origins of Ipswich and follow the growth of our town in the Ipswich Story gallery. You can even see artefacts from Africa, Asia North America and the Pacific.
Visit the Suffolk Wildlife Gallery to see how the the countryside has changed over centuries of management. Look at our newly refurbished gallery of British Birds and find out all about the fossils, rocks, and minerals in our region. See how the museum looked 100 years ago in the Victorian Natural History Gallery .
Pre-school visitors can find out about foxes, hares, rabbits and seals in the mammal gallery and discover gods and mummies in the Egyptian gallery. Follow the Ipswich cat for a child's eye view of the museum.
The museum is FREE to visit and has disabled access.
Ipswich Museum is run by the Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service
A regular programme of events is held at Ipswich Museum.See website for more details
Baby changing facilities available.
The museum has a gift shop with an extensive range of books, posters, educational resources and gifts for all ages.
Ipswich Museum is available to hire for functions and events such as Weddings, Naming Ceremonies and Receptions.
Object Identification Service
Ipswich Museum service has the expertise to help you identify a range of natural history and historic objects. You can make an appointment to see one of our specialists or you can leave your object at the museum reception desk. It is museum policy not to comment on the value of any item brought in for identification
Ipswich Museum is in High Street, five minutes walk from the town centre. The Museum is a ten minute walk from Christchurch Mansion, about 25 minutes from the railway station, and five minutes from Tower Ramparts bus station. There is no parking at the Museum - the nearest long stay car park is the Crown multi-storey car park
Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00 - 17.00.
Closed 24th to 26th and 31st December, and 1st January.
If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!
We all know that the festive period is a time for giving, spending time as a family and for over indulging, and we are here to help! Our Christmas recipe section has lots of tasty treats to satisfy the sweet and savoury cravings of the whole family. Get busy in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy some delicious food together this Christmas.