Discover history, wildlife and more across the two floors of this historic Victorian building, including Romans, Egyptians and World Cultures.
Ipswich Museum opened in 1881 and was dedicated to the study of science and art, represented by the plaster faces of Isaac Newton and William Hogarth above the Museum’s doors. The museum is home to a variety of collections and is free to enter so there is lots to discover!
Travel through Ancient Egypt in Suffolk’s only Egyptology gallery, stand eye-to-beak with an eagle in the Ogilvie Gallery of British Birds, or marvel at ship models reflecting Ipswich’s maritime past. Plus, meet family favourites Gerald the Giraffe and Rosie the Rhino in the museum’s authentic Victorian Natural History Gallery. You can also meet our massive woolly mammoth Wool-I-Am! Other highlights include the Geology Gallery, Anglo-Saxon Gallery and Ipswich at War.