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 Wednesdays 9am – 12 noon.
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.
- 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 email@example.com.