Visit us, support or assist with our activities, and help us spread the word about our museum!
The Ipswich Hospital Museum relies on donations and grants to fund its operations, projects and displays. Donations are welcomed from individuals, groups and corporate sponsors, and can be made by cheque (made out to Ipswich Hospital Museum Inc), or by direct deposit to Ipswich Hospital Museum Commitee, BSB: 633 000, Account Number: 142234201.
Become a member
Becoming a member of the Ipswich Hospital Museum is free, and allows you to join a group of people dedicated to documenting, preserving and sharing the history of Ipswich Hospital. Members receive regular invitations to open days, meetings and other events. The Ipswich Hospital Museum is an incorporated association run by a management committee which meets as required. Museum members are notified of upcoming meetings and are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.
All activities of the Ipswich Hospital Museum are carried out by a group of volunteers, and new volunteers are most welcome! Volunteers can choose the amount of time they are available to work, and what role/s they are interested in undertaking. Available duties include:
- Staffing the museum during open days, and showing groups through the museum.
- Cataloguing objects from the museum collection.
- Researching and documenting the history of objects from the museum collection.
- Photographing objects and scanning photos.
- Preparing and arranging new displays.
- Recording oral histories.
- Caring for objects in the museum collection, including photos, textiles, medical instruments and more.
Visit our museum
We love to show visitors through our museum on our open days – please see dates and times under the “open days” page on this website. Groups are also welcome – please contact us to arrange an appointment.
Follow us on Facebook
We have a “Friends of Ipswich Hospital Museum” page on Facebook, which provides information about Ipswich Hospital Museum activities, and shares photos and stories from the museum collection. If you would like to follow our updates (and have a Facebook account), please “like” our page!