Ipswich Museums incorporates three historical venues in Ipswich; Ipswich Museum - a fascinating Victorian museum; Christchurch Mansion - a magnificent Tudor building; and Ipswich Art Gallery - a unique contemporary gallery.
Covering thousands of years of both human and natural history, there is so much for families to discover across Ipswich Museums' three venues.
Enjoy a fun-filled day out and make lasting memories at Ipswich Museum, home to the much-loved mammoth, 'Wool-I-Am'. Travel the globe or step back in time and see how Ipswich has changed since the Stone Age. There is lots to discover at Ipswich Museum, including the famous woolly mammoth, Ancient Egyptians, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Victorians and more.
Christchurch Mansion boasts 500 years of history and is one of Suffolk's most treasured buildings. Explore the period rooms from the Tudor kitchen to the sumptuous Georgian saloon. There is also a large collection of fine art, which includes renowned Suffolk artists John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough.
The Wolsey Art Gallery within Christchurch Mansion also features major exhibitions. Recent displays include the Kiss and Tell: Rodin and Suffolk Sculpture and Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibitions.
Ipswich Art Gallery
Ipswich Art Gallery features a changing cycle of temporary exhibitions, so there is always something new and fascinating to see. From Ipswich collections to touring exhibitions, local to international artists, there is something for everyone.
All three museums have free admission. Open Tuesdays-Sundays. See the website for full opening times.
*Ipswich Art Gallery and the Wolsey Art Gallery may be closed to allow installing of exhibitions, so please check the website before you visit.
Open Tuesdays-Sundays. See the website for full opening times.