Teacher Resources

We have a range of resources to support teachers and home educators, from a library of free activity ideas to our remote museum sessions that can hep bring your lessons to life!

Studying local history? Discover incredible objects found around the town with our interactive map, or head to our online catalogue and explore the Ipswich Through Time series!

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

Remote Museum Sessions

Fantastic Fossils

Come on a deep-sea journey, to explore the world of ancient monsters that roamed the waters of the earth millions of years ago!

Watch and work with the videos that accompany this package.

Prehistoric Adventures

Come with us on a Stone Age journey inspired by the oldest hand tools ever used by man!

Exciting Egyptians

Come with us on a journey to explore the mysteries of Ancient Egypt….

Learn about the soul’s journey to the afterlife, and discover how long ago this civilisation was – and how long it lasted for!

Downloadable Resources

Ipswich Black history comic

Designed by comic artist Dan Malone, this specially commissioned piece of comic art tells the story of Ipswich’s Windrush generation and the African and Caribbean contribution to multicultural Ipswich.

Suitable for KS2.

Design Your Own Comic

A step-by-step guide to making your own comic. Children start by copying Dan Malone’s comic about Elektroboy and Speedgirl, and develop their skills to create characters, plot and designs as they progress through the guide.

Suitable for KS2.

Online Resources

Collections Online


We hold over 200,000 records of objects, documents, artefacts and specimens: from Natural Science collections spanning millions of years, to a wide range of Social History objects!

Interactive Map


Ever wondered about the history of a particular part of Ipswich? Or what sorts of things have been collected to show the town’s evolution?

Explore our interactive map to reveal where objects was discovered, made or have links to.

Museum From Home


Looking for things to do? We have a variety of activities to help educate and entertain. Inspired by the collections across Colchester and Ipswich, from art to nature, archaeology to social history, we hope to bring the museum to you!

You can follow us on social media for all the latest ideas, or find our library below.


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?