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 info@ipswichhospitalmuseum.com.