Ipswich Museum

Ipswich Museum Adventures

Ipswich Museums have three venues: Ipswich Museum, Christchurch Mansion and Ipswich Art Gallery.

Ipswich Museum covers thousands of years of both human and natural history: for example, you can explore the Victorian Natural History Gallery, travel back to Ancient Egypt or see how the town has changed since the Stone Age.

Christchurch Mansion holds fine art and furniture showcasing over 500 years of history in this stunning Tudor Mansion, set within Christchurch Park. The mansion is also home to the Wolsey Art gallery, which features touring exhibitions of fine art and sculpture supported by our own collections.

Ipswich Art Gallery hosts a changing programme of local and touring exhibitions, featuring contemporary art, museum collections and more. All our venues also deliver workshops and classes for a wide range of audiences, from toddler to adult.

Running activity in Ipswich over Summer 2021

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Delivered on or off the school site

Remote Learning Packages: (bookable from 4th May)
‘Ipswich Museum Adventures’ are bookable loans that include a box of museum objects accompanied by short films, and a teacher information pack with activities. Once booked, a member of staff can collect the object box from the museum, and will be sent links to the films. Currently available are ‘Prehistoric Adventures’ and ‘Fantastic Fossils’, with ‘Exciting Egyptians’ coming soon. These are aimed at schools KS2.
Outreach: (bookable from 4th May)
We hope to soon develop ‘Animal Classification’ and ‘Victorians’ as KS1 offers, delivered in-school by a member of the team.
In Museum: (bookable from 17th May)
We will be offering the following bookable in-museum sessions for schools, at Ipswich Museum:
KS2: ‘Ipswich at War’, ‘Journeys into Ancient Egypt’, ‘Prehistory’, ‘What’s that Rock’, and ‘Who were the Anglo-Saxons’. KS1: ‘Amazing Animals’.

Ipswich Museum Adventures can be tailored to specific groups of children and need

Remote learning packages cost £90 for borough schools and £100 for non-borough for Mon-Thurs loan period.

Schools coming into the museum can bring up to 60 children for a full day’s workshop – contact us with any queries. Schools borrowing the remote packages can of course use them with as many classes as they like during the loan period.

Schools can request for activity to be delivered in school

Ipswich Museum

Lisa Temple-Cox



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