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Everybody should have the opportunity to be inspired by our museums. We are committed to supporting that, which means listening to our visitors and continually finding ways to improve.

Click on the links below for useful access information, such as when each museum is quieter, what to expect when you arrive and what facilities we have. If you cannot find the answers you are looking for, please contact our Access Champions on 01206 282931 or email museums@colchester.gov.uk and our team will be happy to help. 


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.

Where will your adventure start?