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.


Amazing Animals

Investigate traditional displays and handle collections to employ and practise scientific enquiry skills – including observation, prediction and measurement.

Toy Stories

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

Journeys In Ancient Egypt

Map the journey of an Ancient Egyptian artefact from the potter who made it to the museum visitors who handle it today.


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.


Investigate, question and compare two lifestyles in our prehistoric past. Artefacts, art and role-play bring history to life.

Ipswich At War: Local History Study

Uncover the history of Ipswich by taking on the roles of a local wartime family. Combines fun, hands-on activities with the use of real artefacts.

Early Years

Use one of our topic boxes to bring focus to your visit. Specifically designed for younger children.

Marvellous Machines

Schools Week, from 7th – 11th October 2019, will support Key Stage 2 pupils’ understanding of science, technology and engineering. We will be rounding off the week with a Science Fair on Saturday 12th October.

Coming soon...

We have new Key Stage 2 school sessions available to book from September 2019, exploring local heritage, science and arts.

What’s On


Discover new ideas in Ipswich.

Browse the diary to discover what’s on in Ipswich, including fun events for 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?