Closure Notice

Ipswich Art Gallery will be closed from Monday 20th June. It will reopen along with the redeveloped Ipswich Museum in 2025.


Be moved and inspired by our changing programme, bringing together all kinds of artforms, museum objects and more.

Our exciting exhibitions range from displays of Ipswich collections to work by international artists, touring exhibitions to regular open shows featuring local artwork.  

Plan Your Visit

Opening Times

Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm

11am – 5pm

Mondays closed



Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

Free admission

Booking not required


Getting around

Ipswich Annual Open Exhibition

9th April – 5th May 2022

The Ipswich Art Society has held its Annual Open Exhibition since 1874, pausing only for the two World Wars and more recently the Covid-19 pandemic. This spring marks its return and their 143rd year!

A selection of artworks from the public, as well as the Friends and Members of Ipswich Art Society, will celebrate local creativity. 

Alongside the Open is a special feature exhibition showcasing Society members Judith Foster and Claire Lambert, whose work can be found in national and international private and public collections.


What You Can See


Whether you want to know when the Art Gallery is quieter, what to expect when you arrive or what facilities we have, simply follow the link below to find out more.

If you cannot find the answers you are looking for, please contact us on 01206 282939 or email and our team will be happy to help. 

What's On


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. We also have an incredible array of permanent displays.


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