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Ipswich Museum

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Free and bring history alive

We really enjoyed going to Ipswich museum and planned going to Christchurch mansion on the same... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
robynsgranddayout
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Interesting Victorian Museum

An excellent example of a Victorian Museum in the centre of town. A wonderful and interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum needs to ditch the stuffed animals since zoos and TV can do so much better. The pre-historical side of it was good but the 2 world wars were muddled in together which would make it impossible for younger visitors to understand.

Thank HampshireJulia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed going to Ipswich museum and planned going to Christchurch mansion on the same day. We parked next to Christchurch Park and had a nice walk first. Staff are friendly and it brings the history alive.

Thank robynsgranddayout
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent example of a Victorian Museum in the centre of town. A wonderful and interesting pictorial history of Ipswich awaits the visitor on the upper floors.

Thank David P
Reviewed 18 September 2018

The flight was well organised and executed by very polite and helpful staff. The boarding was orderly for both flights , we arrived on time and the hold luggage appeared at baggage claim surprisingly quickly. For midweek flights they where full but the cabin crew...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 16 August 2018

My son loves visiting the museum and seeing the huge woolly mammoth! Lots of great sections from Egyptian to WWII to discover. A great rainy day activity.

Thank 2210danni
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is a wonderful place to visit and their sister the tudor mansion in christ church park. its amazing to see such beautifully preserved exhibits from our history with excellent information and they also offer tours and are child friendly aged ranged for anyone alike

Thank Vanessa N
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We visited Ipswich Museum to fill in time while waiting for a friend. What a surprise we had when we discovered there was so much of interest that we didn't have time to see it all. It is absolutely crammed with exhibits and information on...More

Thank Ffin
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a deceptively large museum. You enter to see the large mammoth and vast collection of stuffed animals, which is cool. Only in small letters does it tell you there were Mammoths in Suffolk. Wow, that's cool - but make a bigger deal of...More

Thank WineTravelandSong
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

If you live in or close to Ipswich, it's a nice place to spend an hour or so, or to duck in out if the rain. If you're just visiting the area, I'd give it a miss unless you have nothing else to do or...More

Thank Vernonia
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Wow. What a great afternoon spent at Ipswich museum. Free admission as it is funded by the local council. Would definitely recommend it to anyone that enjoys this sort of thing.

Thank Natalie H
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sorry don't know about the toilets but there are steps into the museum once again not sure about the stairs to next floor I believe it's best to phone them sorry to be so unhelpful.
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It's free!!
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