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Properties and events in Ipswich 2019

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3-5 Silent Street, Ipswich

3-5 Silent Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1TF

3-5 Silent Street is part of a much larger timber-framed building consisting of 45-47 St Nicholas Street and 1-9 Silent Street, which Pevsner…

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Admiral’s House

The Ipswich Institute, The Admirals House, 13-15 Tower Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3BE

Probably built during the reign of Charles II (1660-85), with the later addition of a fine Georgian front. The interior is a mix of architectural…

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Arlingtons, 13 Museum Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1HE

Behind the attractive façade of Doric Columns is 'The Great Place' Staircase which has connections to Elizabeth I and is the oldest part of the…

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Bethesda Baptist Church

9 St Margaret's Plain, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2BB

A Classical style building by the architect F G Faunch if Ilford. Built by Mr Geo Kenny of Ipswich and made with Cornish granite columns supplied…

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Broomhill Library

Suffolk Libraries, Broomhill Library, Sherrington Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 4HT

The library is now Grade 2 listed and stands next to the Broomhill Swimming Pool. The library was originally named Westbourne Library but it was…

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Broomhill Pool

Sherrington Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 4HT

Janet Smith wrote, in her definitive book “Liquid Assets” “Broomhill may lack the national profile accorded to Saltdean, Tinside or…

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Christchurch Mansion

Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2BE

The Christchurch Mansion guides will be on hand all weekend to give short introductions to the Mansion. There will be a 'Peep into the past' tour…

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Fore Street Pool

Fore Street Pool, Fore Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1JZ

An elegant Victorian design with a fully glassed roof. Officially opened in 1894 by the Mayor of Ipswich Samuel Anness. The first year saw over…

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Gippeswyk Hall, (Red Rose Chain) The Avenue Theatre

Red Rose Chain, Gippeswyk Hall, Gippeswyk Avenue, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 9AF

The National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Red Rose Chain in their quest for a new venue - The Avenue Theatre - behind the Grade II* listed…

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Ipswich Art Gallery

1 Upper High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3NE

Ipswich Art Gallery are playing host to a hands on and entertaining exhibition of quirky automated contraptions from Cabaret Mechanical theatre.…

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Ipswich digital trail launch

University Campus Suffolk Ltd, Waterfront Building, 19-21 Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1QJ

Suffolk Archives has launched an app containing historical trails that users can follow, unlocking different points on a treasure-hunt style walk.…

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Ipswich Masonic Hall (Freemasons’ Hall)

Ipswich Masonic Hall Ltd, 8-10 Soane Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2BG

This historic building was constructed specifically for, and funded by, local Freemasons. The building itself has many noteworthy features…

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Ipswich Museum

Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service, High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3QH

On the 14th and 15th September the Friends of Ipswich Museums will be offering a free tour of the Museum. At various times throughout the day…

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Ipswich School

Ipswich School, 25 Henley Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3SG

Ipswich School has evolved over more than six centuries. It is the only school mentioned in Shakespeare and the reigning monach is the school's…

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Ipswich Town Hall

Corn Exchange, Town Hall, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1DH

The present Town Hall was built in 1868. The foundation stone was laid by Mayor Ebeneezer Goddard on April 18th 1866 and was opened by Mayor John…

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Isaacs & Isaac Lord Machine Room Tours

Isaacs on the Quay, 7 Wherry Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AS

When you enter Isaacs on the Quay, you’re taking a step back into history with much of the building dating back to the early 15c to late 18c.…

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Made and Saved Exhibition

Quay Place, St. Mary At The Quay, Key Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1BZ

An exhibition highlighting parts of this magnificent church and telling the stories of people who were involved in its construction and its…

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Mutual House - Ipswich Building Society

Ipswich Building Society, 2 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1QT

The Grade II listed building was designed by prominent local architect Thomas Cotman and built in 1901, featuring 2 storey oriel windows,…

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Providence House

Birketts LLP, 141-145 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1QJ

Formally opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex on 11th May 2018, Birketts’ new offices in the Princes Street corridor are a great example of how one…

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Pykenham’s Gatehouse

Pykenham's Gatehouse, Northgate Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3BX

Pykenham's Gatehouse, built in the late 15th century, is one of the earliest domestic buildings in the town, and has witnessed more than 500 years…

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Reading Room and Library

Ipswich Institute, Reading Room & Library, 15 Tavern Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3AA

Founded in 1824 by George Birkbeck as a Mechanics Institute, the Ipswich Institute has occupied its present distinctive building since 1836. The…

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Royal Hospital School

The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2RX

Created by Royal Charter in 1694, the Royal Hospital School moved from Queen's House, Greenwich (now the National Maritime Museum) in 1933 to a…

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St Margaret’s Church, Ipswich

St Margaret's Church, Soane Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2BT

Dating from around 1300, with major additions in the C15th and further embellishments throughout succeeding centuries, St Margaret’s amply…

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St Mary-at-Stoke Church

56 Stoke Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 8DA

Before the Butterfield extension was added in 1870 it was a single aisle country church offering box pews with 100 seats. He was commissioned to…

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St Mary-le-Tower Church

St. Mary Le Tower, 17 Tower Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3BE

St Mary-le-Tower Church, Tower Street This is the fourth church where the first was recorded in the Domesday Book. It was almost totally rebuilt…

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St Peter’s by the Waterfront & The Ipswich Charter Hangings

St Peter's by the Waterfront, St Peter's Church, College Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1BF

St Peter's by the Waterfront has displays about the history of St Peter's Church in the town of Ipswich from the 12th century to the present day.…

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St Stephen’s Church

Tourist Information Centre, St. Stephens Church, St. Stephens Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1DP

A beautiful medieval church now converted to house Ipswich Tourist Information Centre. Many fine, original, features, monuments and colourful…

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Suffolk energy-from-waste facility

SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK Ltd. , Lodge Lane, Great Blakenham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 0JE

Join us on the 14 September at Suffolk’s award winning energy-from-waste facility to find out how what happens to your non-recyclable waste…

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The Oddfellows, the Friendly Society with history and heritage.

37 High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3QH

Its Friendship Month, and you are invited to come and view an exhibition “Oddfellows, past and present” including some regalia. Our volunteers…

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The Old Bell Funeral Home

The Old Bell Inn Funeral Home, 1-3 Stoke Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 8BX

The Old Bell Inn, we are led to believe, was the oldest hostelry in Ipswich and is said to have sold beers for at least five hundred years. It…

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The Old Custom House

Key Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1BY

Built in 1845, designed by John Medlan Clark. Built from red and white brick and stone. An interesting feature of the facade is the working of the…

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The Salvation Army - Ipswich Citadel

The Salvation Army, 558 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 4PH

In 1994 the Salvation Army Ipswich Corps moved from the old theatre in Tacket Street which had been its home since 1891, into new premises on…

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Unitarian Meeting House

Unitarian Meeting House, Friars Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1TD

Built in 1699 and one of the architectural gems of Ipswich. Original box pews, a magnificent pulpit carved in the style of Grinling Gibbons, Dutch…

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Willis Towers Watson, Ipswich

Willis Towers Watson, Friars Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1TA

The iconic Willis Towers Watson building in Friars Street will be opening its doors to the public once again this year. A milestone building in…

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