Ipswich Museums Local History Collections

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?

This interactive map shows some of the objects in the Ipswich Museum collections. The markers reveal where each was discovered, made or is linked to.

You can explore much more of Ipswich’s past by visiting Ipswich Museum for free.

Click on each of the markers to find out more about some of the objects in the Museum’s local history collections.

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.


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