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Ipswich Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A truly wonderful Victorian gem

I had an hour to spend before going to the panto at the New Wolsey Theatre (not as good as last... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Barking, United Kingdom
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Enjoyable place to visit

Catch up on your natural history, see a Mammoth, and learn about other cultures, all for free. The... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Paul A
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“stuffed animals”(33 reviews)
“woolly mammoth”(20 reviews)
“natural history”(12 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the museum too small, we were in and out in an hour! My children found it boring wanting to leave! I enjoyed the exhibits on the local Ipswich history. You don’t have to pay which is fair, but donations are welcome.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mdsmith0911
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had an hour to spend before going to the panto at the New Wolsey Theatre (not as good as last year's) so I sought out this museum. I loved it. It's manageable in a short time, which means it's suitable for kids of all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

Catch up on your natural history, see a Mammoth, and learn about other cultures, all for free. The children will really enjoy a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul A
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day out, amazing amount of items to see. This will appeal to families, couples old and new, and it is all free

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pioneer776283
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank robynsgranddayout
Reviewed 1 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vanessa N
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Paul B
19 December 2017|
Response from Sara B | Reviewed this property |
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.
19 September 2017|
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Response from Splodge W | Reviewed this property |
It's free!!