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?


Christchurch Mansion and Ipswich Museum will be welcoming visitors from Wednesday 2nd December.

Please note, we will be closed for Christmas from the 24th – 28th December, as well as on New Years Day.

If you cannot come to see us in person, why not try our Museum From Home activities!

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.



From 2nd December

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.  

Ipswich Art Gallery is currently closed for maintenance work. We hope to re-open with a new exhibition in the Spring/Summer of 2021. 

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.



From 2nd December



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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

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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?