Ipswich Museum

Ipswich Museum
High Street
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 3QH
England

Website

www.cimuseums.org.uk

E-mail

General enquiries

museums@colchester.gov.uk

Telephone

Museum Switchboard

01473 433550

Fax

fax number

01473 433558

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Family looking at a bear on display in the Victorian gallery at Ipswich Museum
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This fascinating and unique museum gives you the opportunity to meet the famous woolly mammoth, the elegant towering giraffe and other wonderful curiosities from the natural world.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm
Please check our website for Christmas opening dates.

Admission charges

Admission free

Additional info

Disabled access, baby changing facilities and gift shop.

Includes Natural history, geology, archaeology, local history and ethnography galleries

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Industry, Land Transport, Music, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, Social History, Trade and Commerce, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Ogilvie Bird collection; anglo-saxon archaeology; roman archaeology; Victorian taxidermy; Rowland Ward taxidermy; Sikh heritage; Maharajah Duleep Singh; African heritage; geology; red crag fossils; coralline crag fossils; Norwich crag fossils; coprolite; Egyptian archaeology; Giraffe; Rhinoceros; Gorillas; Du Chaillu; Ice Age fossils; Woolly Mammoth
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Animal Yoga

  • 17 February 2015

Join our friendly yoga leader for these short taster classes, taking you on a journey through the jungle! Suitable for all ages.

Sessions: 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.ipswich.gov.uk/museums

Animal Encounters

  • 17 — 19 February 2015

The live animals are back! Meet different creatures each day and learn more about their natural skills, abilities and habitats.

Sessions: 10.30, 11.30, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Booking required.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3 per child and adult. Ages 2 and under free.

Website

http://www.ipswich.gov.uk/museums

Egg-stravaganza

  • 31 March — 1 April 2015

Explore science, history and crafts all on an egg theme – you’ll be an eggs-pert by the end of the day!

Drop-in: 10.30 – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 – buys a stamp card which covers all
activities.

Egyptian fun days

  • 7 — 8 April 2015

Hieroglyph trails, Egyptian-themed crafts, sandpit digs and more.

Drop-in: 10.30 – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 14-15

Admission

£3 – buys a stamp card which covers all activities.

Website

http://www.ipswich.gov.uk/museums

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