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Ipswich Museum

High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QH, England
+44 1473 433551
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Eclectic Museum

This is a museum in the old style. Children will either be frightened or enthralled by the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
30Annemarie16
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
via mobile
Cub scout visit

Quick visit for an hour on a Sunday with cub scouts . Staff were very helpful at the entrance as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cliff d
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stuffed animals” (30 reviews)
“woolly mammoth” (17 reviews)
“natural history” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QH, England
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+44 1473 433551
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"stuffed animals"
in 30 reviews
"woolly mammoth"
in 17 reviews
"natural history"
in 10 reviews
"world war"
in 9 reviews
"free entry"
in 15 reviews
"egyptian section"
in 5 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 5 reviews
"sutton hoo"
in 4 reviews
"rainy day"
in 10 reviews
"life size"
in 3 reviews
"high street"
in 7 reviews
"interesting items"
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"worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"on display"
in 7 reviews
"few hours"
in 8 reviews
"children love"
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"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a museum in the old style. Children will either be frightened or enthralled by the taxidermy and there is a lot of it. The section on the history of Ipswich will interest adults. The teacher in me thought the section on war time...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick visit for an hour on a Sunday with cub scouts . Staff were very helpful at the entrance as was the team member dressed as a saxon in one of the rooms who was very interactive and informative with our cubs . We will...More

Thank cliff d
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this diverse museum. We were an 80 year old, a 50 year old and a 7 year old and we all found plenty to hold our interest. Did not expect to enjoy the old style Victorian natural history room so much. Nice hands...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Went there to while away a couple of hours and was really impressed. Great little muse au and well worth a trip. Bit creeped out by all the stuffed animals. Great displays of WW2 and the Anglo saxons. Oh and it's free!

Thank chris d
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

great afternoon out, staff were great and its really interactive. kids very welcome. the Victorian natural history taxidermy is amazing. highly recommend it and its free well worth donating a fiver. complete pleasure.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We visited with my partners nearly six year old granddaughter and she loved it. We are going to go back ourselves on a later date. Its a real shame some rooms are not complete but they are looking for gifts of ipswich history. The animals...More

Thank Jo S
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Visit with grandsons (9 & 6) in half term. Free entry, and packed with exhibits. The boys enjoyed wandering round, and the archeology “experts” were particularly interesting. Amazing collection of Victorian stuffed animals and birds, some puzzles to interact with. Ultimate accolade- they would like...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

I think this might be my favourite museum in the world - I own a small Curiosity & Natural History Museum in London which is hugely inspired by Ipswich Museum - wonderful & beautiful dead things and bits of dead things in cases, & strange...More

1  Thank V_Wynd
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

My grandson and I visit this museum constantly, he has learning difficulties and the more we visit the longer our stay is each time and the more he interacts with the exhibits . He just loves the stuffed animals , cannot cope with hearing the...More

Thank mariewhinney89
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

We have visited this wonderful museum several times over the past few years with the grandchildren and have enjoyed it immensely especially the Egyptian, World War I and stuffed mammal collections. However, on our visit last weekend, loaded up with overnight bags for the grandchildren...More

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Paul B
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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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Petar A
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It's free!!
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