In conjunction with the National Trust’s Great Houses of Ipswich Open Day the Ipswich Hospital Museum will also open its doors to the public on Saturday, May 11 from 10am – 3pm.

• Open houses – The Chestnuts and Lakemba are very handy to the museum. • Come to the Ipswich Hospital Museum located in the historic old Jubilee Building which was restored after a devastating fire in 2005. • Meet some of the volunteers who assist in preserving and communicating the history of the Ipswich Hospital. • Speak to the volunteers who regularly work in the museum and plan and research the exhibits and the hospital’s history. • Enjoy browsing through some of the Ipswich Hospital’s history. • The current exhibit’s theme is “Pestilence, plagues, poultices, poxes, pustules and pyrexias – The Infections, Epidemics and Fevers of Ipswich” . Read about the Black Death coming to Ipswich . Learn how poultices were made and used to treat abscesses, pustules, boils and inflammations . See how Ipswich Hospital coped with the Spanish Flu and outbreaks of Scarlet Fever, Diphtheria, Typhoid and Cholera.


Ipswich Hospital Museum is located on the ground floor of the renovated Jubilee building, on the grounds of Ipswich Hospital (adjacent to Court St). The museum is open every Wednesday from 9:00am – 12noon. Other times are available for groups by appointment.  FREE entry, all welcome! A new exhibition is now open:  Infections, Epidemics & Fevers of Ipswich – Pestilence, plagues, poultices, poxes, pustules and pyrexias.

  • Listen to past nurses recount their memories of working at Ipswich Hospital.
  • View medical and nursing objects dating from the early 1900s onwards.
  • Find out who Ipswich’s David Trumpy Bridge is named in honour of.
  • Discover the extraordinary efforts of the people of Ipswich in establishing and supporting Ipswich Hospital.
  • See the changing nature of Ipswich Hospital’s buildings through the decades.

For more information, or to arrange a group visit, please email info@ipswichhospitalmuseum.com, or phone (07) 3810 1254.