Why is Ipswich Museum changing?
Purpose-built in 1881, Ipswich Museum holds exceptional geological and entomological collections as well as rare Victorian taxidermy dioramas. The redevelopment will safeguard these for the future with the installation of new heating, a lift to make the museum fully accessible, insulation and lighting, which will improve the museum’s environmental and sustainable performance.
Consultation with the local community has shown there is a huge interest in making Ipswich Museum a more relevant, exciting, and welcoming place to visit. We now have an opportunity to transform it, creating a place that fills visitors with a feeling of wonder, excitement, and discovery – the same feeling that the first visitors to Ipswich Museum would have experienced.
Image: Early artist’s impression of Ipswich Museum Stories Gallery. This summer we will be adding content and colour to these designs in consultation with Ipswich communities.