School Loans Boxes

Borrow one of our loan boxes to bring objects from the past into your classroom, inspiring children’s imagination at the start of a project.

They also help develop your class’s enquiry skills and are a great tool to support post-visit work.

Boxes contain a mix of replica and real objects, photos, documents and teacher’s notes.

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

Loan Boxes


Investigate rocks and fossils with this handling box.


Our display box of butterflies can be used as inspiration for art, drawing still-life, or natural history study.


The contents of this box can be used as inspiration for art or design, drawing still-life, or natural history studies.

Women 100

Learn more about suffragettes in Suffolk and explore contemporary politics.

Woolly’s Treasure Chest

This special box of handling objects and museum picture books is especially designed for nursery and early years groups.

What's On

Wheres Wally Spooky Museum Search


Discover new ideas in Ipswich.

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.

Currently on display at Christchurch Mansion, we have Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk.

Where will your adventure start?