Ipswich Museum Young Associates Launch


Christchurch Mansion


Suitable for Everyone

Special, After Hours

About this Event

From 5 PM to 8 PM.

Join us for the exciting launch of the Ipswich Museum Young Associates program! This initiative is open to young people aged 14–25 keen to plunge into the world of museums. As a Young Associate, you’ll gain insider knowledge of the museum sector and develop new and existing skills by helping shape your events. Our monthly meetings offer a unique platform to collaborate with peers, interact with our collections, and learn from professionals in the field. Plus, you’ll lead an annual event at the museum, entirely orchestrated by you and your fellow associates.

Why Join?
– No prior experience is required.
– Develop transferable skills in a supportive environment.
– Lead and participate in museum events.

Event Details:
5:00 PM: Arrival, Welcome & Refreshments
5:30 PM: Exclusive Tour of the John Ferguson ‘Eye For Life’ Exhibition with our curator Emma
6:00 PM: ‘Artifact Storytelling’ Session – bring an item of personal significance and share its story
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Hands-on session with our handling collection and a creative illustration workshop led by local talent from Uwu Studio

For useful information, such as how to find us and what facilities the Mansion has, we recommend reading our Access information: Access at the Mansion | Ipswich Museums


This event is free to all.

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What's On


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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.