Activities and Attractions
Tourist Information Tel:01473 258070
Walking Tours Tel:01473 258070
To discover more about the town and its heritage, take a guided tour with a registered Blue Badge guide.
Ipswich Regent & Corn Exchange Tel:01473 281480
With 1780 seats, this is East Anglia’s largest theatre and offers top-flight live entertainment for all tastes.
Ipswich Museum Tel:01473 433550
This Victorian building houses a wide range of displays including a Natural History Gallery and a Bird Gallery, housing the famous Ogilvie collection of British Birds. There is also a reconstruction of a Roman Villa.
Air Shelter Museum Tel:01473 251605
Hidden beneath a Suffolk school playground, the shelter vividly re-creates how life was in World War 2.
The Ipswich Transport Museum Tel:01473 715666
Housing the largest collection of transport items in Britain devoted to just one town, everything was either made or used in and around Ipswich.
Christchurch Mansion Tel:01473 433554
A fine Tudor building with historic room settings, outstanding paintings and fine pieces of furniture. It also houses the modern Wolsey Art Gallery, which displays what is considered to be the best collection of Constable’s work outside of London.
Christchurch Park Tel:01473 432000
The park today is a town centre oasis and features a bird reserve, arboreta, croquet lawns, bowling green, tennis courts and children’s play areas.
Tolly Cobbold Brewery Tel:01255 871111
This splendid Victorian brewery, rebuilt in 1896, has become a major attraction. Visitors can take a guided tour to learn about the brewing process and equipment of that era, and there is beer tasting and pub food available in the Brewery Tap.
Orwell River Cruises Tel:01473 836680
Departing from the historic Ipswich waterfront, the Orwell Lady explores the beauty of the estuary, past stunning scenery and many historic sites along the way.