Ipswich Museum | Day Out With The Kids

Ipswich Museum

Ipswich, Suffolk, England

  • Kids make butterfly hats at Ipswich Museum
  • Kids dressed as Egypians at Ipswich Museum
  • Girl drawing at Ipswich Museum

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

Calling all time travellers! Ipswich Museum has an adventure with your name on it, spanning thousands of years from all over the globe.

The exhibits offer a journey through Suffolk’s past and beyond, with items from the Iron Age, to the Romans and civilizations around the world. You could even have a ride down the Nile in the ancient Egyptian gallery! All this and it’s free!

Watch history come to life with a jam-packed schedule of events, like arts and crafts, workshops, talks and plenty more. A family favourite has to be Mini Mammoths which takes place monthly and gives budding historians the chance to explore the archives through activities and play. A must-not-miss: head up to the natural history gallery to see all sorts of creature curiosities like a towering giraffe and one famous woolly mammoth!

  • See thousands of years worth of worldwide history
  • Plenty of activities, like Mini Mammoths
  • Be sure to visit the natural history exhibit


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Ipswich Museum, High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3QH, England


Click here to visit Ipswich Museum's website
01473 433551

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 – 17.00

Sunday 11.00 – 17.00


Free admission. 

More Information

Pets allowed

No pets are allowed. 

Guest suitability

There is a ramp at the main entrance leading to double doors that can be opened to allow access for wider wheelchairs or scooters. A manual wheelchair is available for use, if required. Please ask at reception. All galleries are accessible via a lift or stairs. All areas of the ground floor are either level or have ramped access. An accessible toilet is located on the ground floor. There are hands-on and sensory experiences at various points throughout the museum. 

Baby food facilities

There are no baby food/milk warming facilities available. 

Eating information

A vending machine dispensing hot and cold drinks is available at the main entrance.