Coronavirus (COVID-19)

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Closure of Ipswich Borough Council buildings

Ipswich Museum, Ipswich Art Gallery and Christchurch Mansion will remain shut for the foreseeable future. Customers with tickets to events that are cancelled will be contacted to discuss their options. Please do not contact the venues or box office directly. Find out more at www.ipswich.gov.uk



Museum From Home

The buildings might be closed, but we’re doing what we can to bring the museum to you!

Each week, our team will be sharing a variety of activities, inspired by the collections, to help educate and entertain.

Check out our growing library:




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

  • Immerse yourself in over 500 years of history in the stunning Tudor Mansion, set within Christchurch Park.
  • See a changing programme of local and touring exhibitions, featuring art, museum collections and more at Ipswich Art Gallery.
  • Explore the Victorian Natural History Gallery at Ipswich Museum, travel back to Ancient Egypt or see how the town has changed since the Stone Age.

Where will your adventure start?


Ipswich Museum

Enjoy a fun-filled day out and make lasting memories at Ipswich Museum, home to our much-loved mammoth, Wool-I-Am. 

Travel the globe or step back in time and see how Ipswich has changed since the Stone Age. 

Ipswich Art Gallery

Be moved and inspired by our changing programme, bringing together all kinds of artforms, museum objects and more.  

From Ipswich collections to touring exhibitions, local to international artists, there is something for everyone.  

Christchurch Mansion

Explore the period rooms from the Tudor kitchen to the sumptuous Georgian saloon.

Gaze at the fine collection of art from Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable.

Museum From Home

Looking for things to do? Over the coming weeks our team will be sharing 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 growing library below.


What’s On


Discover new ideas in Ipswich.

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. 

Browse the diary to find out what you can see across Ipswich Museums.

Where will your adventure start?