Museum Sessions

Interact, dress up and explore the rich history Ipswich has to offer.

Our sessions involve a mixture of elements including story tours by trained Museum Assistants, teacher-led activities and free time to explore the galleries.

For more updates about our museum sessions, teachers can also sign up to our schools mailing list.


Discover Art In A Day

Suitable for KS1 or KS2

Come and explore the diverse world of The Arts at Christchurch Mansion, from paintings and sculpture to clothing and furniture and discover more about some of the famous artists who have called Suffolk their home. There is the option for pupils to complete the Discover Arts Award as part of this visit.

Toy Stories

Take part in lots of interactive activities which reveal more about the amazing toy collection at Christchurch Mansion.


Bring the Victorian home to life as you play the role of servants to complete kitchen and laundry chores before dressing up as the rich homeowners Mr and Mrs Fonnereau.

Schools Newsletter



Keep up to date with our latest educational offers and projects by subscribing to our schools mailing list. You’ll receive regular emails with the latest news from Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich Museum and Ipswich Art Gallery.

What's On


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. We also have an incredible array of permanent displays.


Where will your adventure start?