ipswich museum

Ipswich Museum

Christchurch Mansion

ipswich art school

Ipswich Art School Gallery

The Ipswich museums

Through our activities we seek to promote, maintain and enhance these sites but above all we aim to continue to enjoy them.

Support we give

We enjoy the Ipswich museums and support them by raising funds from membership fees and special events; we then redistribute the money to varying museum projects. Sometimes we initiate the projects but mostly we respond to suggestions from the Museum Service. However a project starts, it must satisfy us that it will at least maintain but preferably enhance the Museums and their collections.

Sometimes we may fund the complete purchase of an item but mostly we provide the initial local funding for larger purchases. This ‘seed’ funding enables the museum service to apply to other funding bodies with¬†greater resources. Many of these funding bodies will not consider requests for money unless local funding has already been obtained, so our funds often provide this key to larger coffers.