Covering thousands of years of both human and natural history, there is so much for families to discover across Ipswich Museums.

  • Immerse yourself in over 500 years of history in the stunning Tudor Mansion, set within Christchurch Park.
  • Explore our our online collections and interactive map of Ipswich.
  • Discover the latest developments as we work to redevelop Ipswich Museum.

Where will your adventure start?


Christchurch Mansion


Explore the period rooms from the Tudor kitchen to the Georgian saloon, gaze at the fine collection of art from Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable, or discover our latest exhibition in the Wolsey Art Gallery.

Ipswich Museum


Ipswich Museum is undergoing a major redevelopment. Follow the link below to find out more about the changes and how you can get involved.

Ipswich Art Gallery


Ipswich Art Gallery will remain closed while Ipswich Museum is being redeveloped. Follow the link below to see some of of our past exhibitions.

Ipswich Museum Re-development Project


Ipswich Museum is now closed as we embark on an £8.7 million redevelopment. The three year project will add gallery space, improve visitor facilities and see its unique collections reinterpreted.

We will work with Ipswich communities and visitors to tell new stories, reinterpret objects sensitively, as well as aiming to reinstall a sense of pride in the town and museum.

Museum From Home



Keep up to date with our latest exhibitions, events and projects by subscribing to our museum mailing list. You’ll receive regular emails with the latest news from Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich Art Gallery and Ipswich Museum.

Collections Online


We hold over 200,000 records of objects, documents, artefacts and specimens: from Natural Science collections spanning millions of years, to a wide range of Social History objects. Our online catalogue allows you to search the collections of Colchester + Ipswich Museums!

Why not start with one of our highlighted collections? These showcase local records and objects from recent exhibitions.

Interactive Map


Ever wondered about the history of a particular part of Ipswich? Or what sorts of things have been collected to show the town’s evolution?

Explore our interactive map to reveal where objects was discovered, made or have links to.

Museum From Home


Looking for things to do? We have a variety of activities to help educate and entertain. Inspired by the collections across Colchester and Ipswich, from art to nature, archaeology to social history, we hope to bring the museum to you!

You can follow us on social media for all the latest ideas, or find our library below.


What's On


Browse the diary to discover what’s on in Ipswich, including fun events for all the family, talks, tours and evening events for adults.

Exhibitions + Displays

Our programme draws from Ipswich’s own art and museum collections, as well as touring exhibitions and work by local artists. We also have an incredible array of permanent displays.


Where will your adventure start?