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.

Venues

Ipswich Museum

Enjoy a fun-filled day out and make lasting memories at Ipswich Museum, home to our much-loved mammoth, Wool-I-Am. Travel the globe or step back in time and see how Ipswich has changed since the Stone Age. 

We are working hard and following Government guidance to protect our visitors and staff, so some things might look a little different when you visit.

Ipswich Art Gallery

Be moved and inspired by our changing programme, bringing together all kinds of artforms, museum objects and more. From Ipswich collections to touring exhibitions, local to international artists, there is something for everyone.  

Ipswich Art Gallery is currently closed for maintenance work. We hope to re-open with a new exhibition in the Spring/Summer of 2021. 

Christchurch Mansion

Explore the period rooms from the Tudor kitchen to the sumptuous Georgian saloon, or gaze at the fine collection of art from Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable.

We are working hard and following Government guidance to protect our visitors and staff, so some things might look a little different when you visit.

Where will your adventure start?