IMPORTANT UPDATE: Closure of Ipswich Borough Council buildings
Ipswich Museum, Ipswich Art Gallery and Christchurch Mansion will remain shut for the foreseeable future. Customers with tickets to events that are cancelled will be contacted to discuss their options. Please do not contact the venues or box office directly. Find out more at www.ipswich.gov.uk
Museum From Home
The buildings might be closed, but we’re doing what we can to bring the museum to you!
Each week, our team will be sharing a variety of activities, inspired by the collections, to help educate and entertain.
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One of Suffolk’s most treasured buildings, this beautiful Tudor mansion is the jewel in the crown of Ipswich’s historic past, boasting over 500 years of history.
Explore the period rooms from the Tudor kitchen to the sumptuous Georgian saloon and the beautifully detailed Victorian wing.
Gaze at the fine collection of art from Suffolk artists including the biggest collection of Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable paintings outside of London.
Plan Your Visit
Tuesday – Saturday
10.00am – 4.00pm (November – February)
10.00am – 5.00pm (March – October)
11.00am – 4.00pm (November – February)
11.00am – 5.00pm (March – October)
“Peep into the Past”
March to November only.
A guided tour around the Mansion. It leaves from the entrance hall at 11am (Tuesday – Saturday) and 2pm (Sunday).
Lasts around 30 minutes.
The daily Peep into the Past tours are not suitable for large groups. To book a full private tour of the Mansion or Ipswich Museum for your group, email email@example.com.
Can be tailored to your group’s interests and held at a time to suit you, including evenings and weekends.
Subjects can include:
- A general overview
- Meet the Families
- Christchurch Characters
For further details and to book, simply contact us.
Our museum shop offers a wide range of products, from greetings cards to beautiful homeware, as well as various pieces inspired by our current exhibition. Whether you’re looking for a memento or the perfect gift, we have something for all tastes and budgets.
The Made in Suffolk gift shop offers a range of bespoke merchandise. Filled with exhibition brochures, gifts and souvenirs, it has something for every exhibition visitor or Ed Sheeran fan.
The Mansion Tea Room serves a range of hot and cold drinks, which are also available to take away. Throughout the day you can choose from a selection of fresh sandwiches, tea cakes, scones, chocolate bars and crisps.
If you would like to know more information on what is on offer or for any special requirements please contact Brad and Kate Firkins on 07772 834198.
The Tea Room can be accessed externally from the park. Alternatively, it has level access from inside the Mansion. Please note, the doorway is narrow, which may be difficult for some wheelchair users.