Ipswich Art Gallery

Ipswich Art School

Ipswich Art School provides a unique stage for local artists to show their work and exhibitions of international importance.

The gallery has a major focus for the modern and contemporary collection that Ipswich already has, helping to inspire a new generation.

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Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday

Admission charges


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Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
You are here! The making of Ipswich

You are here! The Making of Ipswich

  • 6 January — 15 April 2018 *on now

Have you ever wondered how your little piece of Ipswich fits into the story of this ancient town? Or just where in Ipswich those treasures you see in the museum and mansion have come from? What’s on display here that might be from the street where you live?

We invite you to take a look at the fascinating story of how Ipswich has become the diverse town it is today by delving into the stored collections and pinpointing their stories on the map.

Find out more about the people who have lived in, passed through and shaped Ipswich since prehistoric times, whilst recalling memories, sharing stories and joining a conversation about our town’s rich and vibrant past.

Suitable for

  • Any age



View Days

The Big LEGO Ipswich Build: View Days

  • 17 March 2018 11am-4pm
  • 18 March 2018 11:30am-4pm

Coming along and see the completed LEGO town.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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You are here! The making of Ipswich

Culture and Cake - You are Here! The Making of Ipswich

  • 7 March 2018 1:30-2:30pm

Join us for a cup of tea and slice of cake as our collections and Learning Team discuss the challenges and opportunities of creating You are Here! The Making of Ipswich in Ipswich Art Gallery.

Suitable for

  • 18+


£6.60 pre booked.
£7.50 on the day



Lego Family Days

The Big LEGO Ipswich Build: General Build Days

  • 10 — 11 March 2018
  • 17 March 2018

Join us for a special event of epic proportions!

We’re celebrating British Science Week and the BBC Civilisations Festival in style and bringing in an expert Brickologist to help you create Ipswich town centre in miniature!

With the help and support of our very own Brickologist, Brian Hewitt, get stuck in and build as much as you can in these family-friendly build session.

Don’t forget to come back to the Art Gallery on Saturday 17th March and Sunday 18th March to see the complete LEGO build!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 14-15
  • 16-17


£3.30 online booking. Booking in advance required.



Lego Challenge Evening

The Big LEGO Ipswich Build: Challenge Evenings

  • 15 — 16 March 2018 6-9pm

Join us for a special event of epic proportions!

Get your geek on, gather your friends and indulge your inner Brickologist!

We’re hosting two very special evenings just for adults, during which our Brickologist, Brian Hewitt will challenge you to work in teams to build something entirely from Lego bricks.

Enter as a team (up to five people), or meet new teammates on the night.

Suitable for

  • 18+


£6.60 online booking. Advance booking is required



Ipswich Art Gallery
1 Upper High Street






01473 433681

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